David Axene runs the tiny shop that found the mistakes in Anthem Blue Cross’ California filing – the one that called for increases up to 39% and, in my opinion, resuscitated Obamacare.
L.A. Times runs a profile on Axene, telling how his shop tracked down the flaws in Anthem’s work while Axene himself fought a severe blood infection. Quoth consumer advocate Anthony Wright:
He slew the giant. It was David versus Goliath, except David was armed with a calculator rather than a slingshot.