About Michael Johnson

Like a lot of people, I get angry hearing about greed and corruption at the top--about all of the ways Wall Street and other corporate elites rig the game in their favor and cheat the public.

That’s how I felt when I saw what was happening where I worked. While serving as Public Policy Director for Blue Shield of California I discovered a scheme by the nonprofit health plan’s top executives to evade public accountability and privatize billions of dollars in community assets. (More on the scheme is here and here.)

I protested internally, raising my objections with the CEO, but to no avail. So in March 2015, after 12 years with the organization, I resigned and launched a campaign to expose Blue Shield’s privatization scheme and other abuses of its nonprofit status. 

Some highlights of my campaign thus far: