Wendell Potter

Freelance Analyst  The Center for Public Integrity

Following a 20-year career as a corporate public relations executive, Potter left his position as head of communications for CIGNA, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, to show the world the dark inner workings of the insurance industry. He has testified before Senate and House committees, briefed several members of Congress and their staffs, appeared with lawmakers at several press conferences, spoken at more than 100 public forums, and has been the subject of numerous articles in the U.S. and foreign media. Potter is the author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans and Obamacare: What’s in It for Me? What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act.

Energy firms, health insurers deftly use others to spread propaganda

By Wendell Potter

Alabama OB-GYN whose patient died, pushed for 'drive-through deliveries'

By Wendell Potter

The enduring myth of cost shifting

By Wendell Potter

Fed war on health care spending abuse needs to include Medicare Advantage

By Wendell Potter

Consumers getting 'skinned' by health insurers

By Wendell Potter

If Obamacare critics win high court case, effects will be wildly disparate

By Wendell Potter

Obamacare opponents should be careful what they wish for

By Wendell Potter

'Socialized' or not, Britain's health care system is superior

By Wendell Potter

Elimination of 'public option' threw consumers to the insurance wolves

By Wendell Potter

Republican 'alternative' to Obamacare really no alternative at all

By Wendell Potter

Millions of middle class Americans will remain uninsured despite Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

Health insurers watch profits soar as they dump small business customers

By Wendell Potter

Selling out for big business: business as usual on Capitol Hill

By Wendell Potter

Good news on health care in 2014, but we're still spending too much

By Wendell Potter

High-stakes health care battle in the Green Mountain state

By Wendell Potter

Don't wait 'til last minute to enroll in Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

Exploding the myths about American health care

By Wendell Potter

Court case pushed by think tank could leave uninsured out in the cold

By Wendell Potter

Obama administration let opponents define the Affordable Care Act

By Wendell Potter

Health insurers win midterm election!

By Wendell Potter

Insurers spending cash, spreading fear in high-stakes California showdown

By Wendell Potter

Health insurers press for high-deductible, low-benefit policies

By Wendell Potter

Comparison shopping for a health plan

By Wendell Potter

California coverage plan for undocumented echoes earlier call by Schwarzenegger

By Wendell Potter

Obamacare helps millions, but falls short in many ways

By Wendell Potter

New types of health care delivery are improving the 'patient experience'

By Wendell Potter

Health insurers turning into who knows what?

By Wendell Potter

Taking insurance companies out of health care

By Wendell Potter

Defeat of California initiative would protect insurers' profits

By Wendell Potter

Docs, drug companies, insurers drive up Medicare costs

By Wendell Potter

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