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Herbicide ban on hold in Sri Lanka, as source of deadly kidney disease remains elusive

By Sasha Chavkin

After Sri Lanka's announced ban on a Monsanto herbicide, opponents challenged the action and convinced the president to put the ban on hold.

What's the point, WellPoint?

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: insurer's talk of rate increases may boomerang.

GOP opposition to Obamacare baffles Dr. Sullivan

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: former HHS Secretary Sullivan says Obamacare resembles plan crafted by Republicans.

The health care industry's campaign of fear, uncertainty and doubt

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: health insurers use a host of tactics to erode support for Obamacare.

Obamacare subscribers: Beware of high deductibles

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: Low premiums plans may cause sticker shock down the road for Obamacare subscribers.

Sri Lanka bans Monsanto herbicide citing potential link to deadly kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

Sri Lanka orders ban on glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup, citing kidney disease outbreak; Monsanto said the evidence is unproven.

Dental chain may be booted from Medicaid program

By David Heath

Small Smiles, under federal scrutiny for performing unnecessary dental treatments on children, could be barred from the Medicaid program.

Exposing tragic myths of the world's 'greatest' health care system

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: world's 'best' health care system is failing many right here.

Dizzying array of options in Obamacare can lead to expensive mistakes

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: Health insurers offer a wide range of plans on exchanges, customers should pay attention to the details.

New Fed study says health reform can reduce financial stress

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: Massachusetts law eases financial stress.

Missouri lawmakers renew cynical efforts to derail Obamacare navigators

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: Agents, brokers want Missouri lawmakers to undo efforts aimed at helping consumers.

CDC launches industry-financed studies of deadly kidney disease in Central America

By Sasha Chavkin

The CDC launches industry-funded research into a kidney disease killing thousands of Central American agricultural workers.

Congress twists the relevant facts on purpose

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: Congressional Budget Office report deliberately distorted.

Massachusetts tackles next phase of health care reform: controlling costs

By Wendell Potter

Massachusetts leading the way in effort to control costs.

Pay no attention to those insurance lobbyists behind the Medicare curtain!

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: 'grass-roots' campaign actually comes from health insurers.

Selective outrage over federal health care costs

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: Conservatives slam risk fund for insurers, but have nothing to say about Medicare Advantage.

A challenging two-step: cutting costs and covering the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: the political challenges of both cutting costs and providing health care coverage.

Obamacare and emergency rooms: a bit of perspective needed

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: Oregon study cited by critics requires perspective.

Obamacare: yes, there's plenty in it for you

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: polling shows public doesn't understand the law.

Fighting over Aetna's disclosure

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: good government group alleges insurer isn't coming clean on political spending.

Shining a light on ALEC's power to shape policy

By Wendell Potter

Conservative group's power has been under-covered.

Fighting the 'spin' war over Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: GOP topping Dems with message discipline.

As glitches fade, Obamacare approval will rise

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: as website improves, customers are finding insurance deals.

Sorting out why insurers cancel policies

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: blaming Obamacare masks real motives.

Separating myth from reality on Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: media scare stories, website snafus obscure opportunities to save.

What Congress didn't say: Obamacare outlaws policies that are essentially worthless

By Wendell Potter

Commentary: Obamacare outlaws worthless policies that insurers loved to sell.

HealthCare.gov disaster symptom of larger problem

By Wendell Potter

COMMENTARY: website's problems speak to broader issue.

Government needs to fix Obamacare glitches — fast

By Wendell Potter

COMMENTARY: Government should be more forthcoming about computer glitches in Obamacare.

Opponents' missteps locked in Obamacare's future

By Wendell Potter

COMMENTARY: Republicans overplayed their hand, just as WellPoint did in 2010.

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Joe Eaton

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Before he joined the Center’s staff in 2008, Joe Eaton was a staff writer at Washington City Paper and a reporter at&n... More about Joe Eaton