Former hospital executive Joseph Swedish has been named WellPoint's (NYSE:ANTM) new CEO, and shares are trading down today on investor fears that his background isn't right for the job. However, Motley Fool health care bureau chief Brenton Flynn takes a different view. In this video, Brenton tells investors some of the possible benefits of Swedish's background, as well as some of the key challenges he faces as the company's new leader.

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