Wendell Potter

A health insurance whistleblower reveals how the industry will lie and attack Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan

Now that we’ve seen Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pay for Medicare for All without raising taxes on the middle class, let me tell you what is happening in Washington.

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Former Cigna vice president explains why the private health insurance industry faces an existential crisis

I have told a lot of stories about my time near the top of the health insurance industry. This is not one I’ve ever shared, until now.

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Chemical Companies Decide What's Toxic, Not the EPA or FDA

The following is an excerpt from the new book Nation on the Take by Wendell Potter & Nick Penniman (Bloomsbury Press, 2016):

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Health Care Sleaze: The Person Who Ran Medicare Is Now in Charge of the Insurance Lobby

Washington’s notorious revolving door was in full swing again last week as the health insurance industry snagged another top federal official to help it get what it wants out of lawmakers and regulators.  

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Why Smiling Is Turning Into a Luxury For the Middle Class

Fifteen years ago this spring, Surgeon General David Satcher issued a call to action to address what he called America's "silent epidemic"--the growing incidence of dental disease in this country.

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Whistleblower: 6 Ways Romney's Healthcare Proposals Enrich Insurance Companies and Sicken Americans

Our nation's healthcare system greatly impacts Americans' lives and livelihoods as well as the health of our overall economy. Yet Mitt Romney's healthcare proposals have received little substantive scrutiny in the media, especially during the presidential debates. He's promised to begin the process of repealing President Obama's Affordable Care Act "on day one," but what exactly would a President Romney replace it with?

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