April 4, 2011
HEALTH CARE REFORM VS. THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Guest: Wendell Potter, author DEADLY SPIN (An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans)
In 2009, Wendell Potter made national headlines when he testified before a Senate panel on health care reform. This was after he walked away as head of corporate communications for CIGNA because he could no longer abide the routine practices of the insurance industry. In his book, Deadly Spin, he describes from an insider's perspective how insurance companies manipulate consumers and politicians to protect their profits.
As a former journalist and investigative reporter and now Senior Fellow on Health Care at the Center for Media and Democracy, Wendell Potter discusses on this program - the history of health care, the health insurance industry and their campaign of disinformation, and how this impacts health care reform.
Follow Wendell Potter at WendellPotter.com
by Carol Koby at 5:02 AM