|By Jonathan Epstein, The Buffalo News, N.Y.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
O'Neil-White, who has been CEO of
"Alphonso will bring strong and strategic leadership to the nation's
Although the group's member companies represent only part of the nation's health insurance industry, about one in three Americans is insured by BlueCross BlueShield -- a total of nearly 100 million Americans.
"I am honored and humbled to be selected by my peers to lead this great organization, which plays such a significant role in our company and our health care system," O'Neil-White said in a press release.
Previously, he served as labor counsel for
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