OPINION: Pro-industry amendments lard up Missouri insurance legislation

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Simple health insurance bill in Missouri becomes industry dream, consumer nightmare.

OPINION: an outbreak of bipartisanship

By Wendell Potter

Republicans, Democrats work together to expand Medicaid.

OPINION: smoothing out Medicaid's 'churn'

By Wendell Potter

Proposed legislation would protect folks from briefly losing benefits.

OPINION: the peril of Obamacare's promise

By Wendell Potter

President's pledge may not be kept, but consumers could still benefit.

OPINION: a cynical search for loopholes

By Wendell Potter

Insurers find ways to avoid 'essential benefits'.

OPINION: hidden influence-peddling in Washington

By Wendell Potter

Lack of media interest allows hidden influence-peddling.

OPINION: ObamaCare myths and realities

By Wendell Potter

Insurance exchanges will introduce real competition.

OPINION: health reform to be political fodder in 2014

By Wendell Potter

Will implementation of health care act result in 'train wreck'?

OPINION: insurers hiding political spending

By Wendell Potter

Insurance firms don't want to say how much they're spending on lobbying and campaigns

OPINION: Vermont law illuminates claims statistics

By Wendell Potter

Vermont law illuminates disparities among health insurers

OPINION: 'limited benefit' plans are no real bargain

By Wendell Potter

Plans with modest premiums provide no real coverage

OPINION: Obamacare's help for small business

By Wendell Potter

Obamacare will make it easier for small businesses to provide coverage

OPINION: industry pushes high-deductible insurance plans

By Wendell Potter

Employers, insurers see high-deductible health plans as wave of the future.

OPINION: gaming Obamacare to benefit the few

By Wendell Potter

Brokers, agents trying to freeze out others who can help consumers 'navigate' new choices

OPINION: reform will help level premium costs

By Wendell Potter

Act prohibits insurers from charging one person more than triple the amount for insurance as another person for the same policy.

OPINION: taking advantage of Medicare Advantage

By Wendell Potter

Feds have been overpaying for Medicare Advantage.

OPINION: Congress, lies and statistics

By Wendell Potter

What Sen. Sessions neglected to tell you.

OPINION: Health insurance 'producers' about to be on life support

By Wendell Potter

Health insurance 'producers' help raise the cost of insurance plans

OPINION: drug firms say no to rebates, despite billions in new revenue from Part D

By Wendell Potter

Part D brought drug companies billions, but they say the sky is falling

OPINION: Big Pharma's stranglehold on Washington

By Wendell Potter

Pharmaceutical firms are getting their money's worth on Capitol Hill.

OPINION: favors for special interests

By Wendell Potter

Insurers, drug companies get what they want from Congress; the public, not so much

OPINION: distorted spin from health insurers and their friendly front groups

By Wendell Potter

Insurance worries from young people who are anything but

OPINION: differing notions of 'affordability'

By Wendell Potter

Insurance scare tactics are obscuring ObamaCare's benefits

OPINION: what insurers aren't telling you

By Wendell Potter

Insurers cite studies that don't tell the whole story

OPINION: finally, plain English from health insurance companies

By Wendell Potter

ObamaCare requires that insurers speak a language we understand

OPINION: insurance scare tactics

By Wendell Potter

Insurers are warning of 'premium shock' in hopes of removing protections from ObamaCare

OPINION: don't raise the Medicare eligibility age

By Wendell Potter

Raising the eligibility age won't really help

OPINION: the need for tougher regulation

By Wendell Potter

Gaps in state and federal regulation enable higher rates

OPINION: the behind-the-scenes battle that could subvert Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

Battle over stop-loss coverage could eliminate consumer protections

OPINION: Giving thanks for regulation of insurance industry greed

By Wendell Potter

New HHS rules will help consumers and keep insurers in check.

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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 o... More about Wendell Potter