Photo credit: Associated Press

Hugely popular with conservatives of all stripes, former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was (and is) a modest, smart Midwesterner who didn’t shy away from the limelight but never chased after it, either. His critics complained that he lacked a pulse, but I liked his Gary Cooper style.

I guess that’s what made his warnings in 2006 about the possibility of an avian flu pandemic feel more real. “I think we’re at an unprecedented risk that our fellow citizens will not be ready for,” Daniels said.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?



Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join now!

  • Unlimited access to - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and
  • Exclusive discounts on and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.