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Wendell Potter

Wendell Potter

Wendell Potter is the former vice president for corporate communications at Cigna. He is now president of Business for Medicare for All and author of bestselling books Deadly Spin and Nation on the Take.

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To Defeat Coronavirus, We Need to Expand Medicare

Congress must act decisively to guarantee health care to everyone in the country. It should do so on moral grounds, it should do so on public health grounds, and it should do so to help ensure our economy gets back on track and stays back on track.

Diane Archer ·


Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Just How Devastating the Greed of For-Profit Insurance Industry Has Become

Remember: For-profit insurers are in the business to make a profit. Period.

Wendell Potter ·


How Health Insurance Industry Allies Are Going to Lie and Attack Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All Plan

The health insurance industry believed it was marching Warren into a trap, and now they’re scrambling to come up with a response to preserve their treasured but failing cash cow: the employer-based health insurance system.

Wendell Potter ·


Why the Private Health Insurance Industry Faces an Existential Crisis

A former health insurance executive says the moment the insurance industry fears most has arrived.

Wendell Potter ·


'KamalaCare' Fails to Address Big Problem: That We Cannot Trust Insurance Companies

Like other Democratic presidential candidates who propose a "public option," she never tells us what her plan will cost or why for-profit insurers will all of a sudden deliver good affordable health care. There’s a reason.

Diane Archer ·


Trump’s Greedy 2019 Budget Goes Nuclear on Medicare and Medicaid

This budget would be the U.S government’s largest ever, which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t also such a morally bankrupt document

Wendell Potter ·


Take It From Me: Tweaks Won't Fix Healthcare

Democrats should focus on for Medicare for All—health insurance companies are interested in profits, not playing fair. I should know. I used to be a vice president at Cigna.

Wendell Potter ·


Why Big Insurance Adores the American Health Care Act

Make no mistake, health insurance lobbyists also helped shape the Affordable Care Act.

Wendell Potter ·

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