No Proactive PR

In last week's issue of PR NEWS, we told you about Children's National Medical Center's reactive communications strategy in handling its crisis with BlueCross BlueShield
CareFirst. Children's has asked for a rate increase which it says is in keeping with rates paid to similar-caliber providers of pediatric care. CareFirst insists the rates are
unreasonably high, and this week, the insurance company's PR team weighs in with its PR response. The clincher: CareFirst, too, says it has taken a reactive approach to the
situation, leaving us to wonder where all the action's coming from: