Nancy-Ann DeParle takes Bob Greczyn to the woodshed. Politico reports in a profile of DeParle today:
After word leaked that a North Carolina insurance company was planning Web videos critical of President Barack Obama’s proposal for a public health insurance plan, the White House health reform czar had the company’s chief executive on the phone explaining himself.
And not long after the phone call between Nancy-Ann DeParle and Bob Greczyn of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, the company dropped its plans to post the anti-public-plan videos on the Web, DeParle and a company spokesman told POLITICO.
“He said, ‘Well, Nancy-Ann, those aren’t ads. Those were just going to go up on a website,'” DeParle said in an interview in the Old Executive Office Building. “He’s not doing it now.”