Wendell Potter - Profits Before Patients

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    My name is Wendell Potter and for twenty years I worked as a Senior Executive at health insurance companies, and I saw how they confuse their customers and dump the sick - all so they can satisfy their Wall Street investors.

    I know from personal experience that Members of Congress and the Public have good reason to question the honesty and trustworthiness of the health insurance industry. Insurers make promises they have no intention of keeping, they flout regulations designed to protect consumers, and the make it nearly impossible to understand - or even obtain- the information we need.

    http://commerce.senate.gov/public/_files/PotterTestimonyConsumerHealthInsurance.pdf

    Bill Moyers Journal . Wendell Potter on Profits Before Patients | PBS



    YouTube - BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Preview: Wendell Potter pt. 1 | PBS

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    With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients...

    Full interview

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QwX_soZ1GI&NR=1]YouTube - BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | Wendell Potter | PBS[/ame]
     
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    Certainly HC insurers are part of the problem...not the entire problem but at least one part of it that we can solve.
     
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