OPINION: GOP Medicare plan means older Americans will pay more

By Wendell Potter

Paul Ryan's medicare plan shifts more costs to older Americans.

OPINION: Rep. Ryan's budget plan is a "Path to the Poorhouse"

By Wendell Potter

Romney's vice president choice has a deficit reduction plan that could bankrupt many senior citizens.

OPINION: Real-world health insurance math doesn't add up

By Wendell Potter

Grad student had insurance, but had to shame Aetna to get cancer bills covered.

OPINION: The cost of care for Colorado's victims

By Wendell Potter

American is the only country where the wounded from the Colorado shooting could be bankrupted.

OPINION: A nice little gift from ObamaCare directly to you

By Wendell Potter

Reporters haven't focused on the 'small print' benefits of health reform.

OPINION: Why insurers want ObamaCare's Medicaid business

By Wendell Potter

Pay no attention to GOP governors; health insurers want that new Medicaid business.

OPINION: Health care's community-based beginnings

By Wendell Potter

For-profit health care is the norm today, but the system was born out of a more 'community'-driven beginning.

OPINION: Translating the insurance industry's feel-good rhetoric

By Wendell Potter

Industry rhetoric obscures the real agenda

OPINION: ObamaCare a blessing for millions of real Americans

By Wendell Potter

Supreme Court decision upholds program that has already benefited millions.

OPINION: Flip-flop on health care reform casts President as modern-day Julius Caesar

By Wendell Potter

Potter: Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams renounces his earlier position on key provision of Obama's health care reform law.

OPINION: UnitedHealth Group's misleading promises

By Wendell Potter

UnitedHealth Group's promises left much unsaid.

OPINION: Insurance industry myths about the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

Insurers want us to believe the young were uninsured by choice, nothing could be further from the truth.

OPINION: Guess who would benefit from privatizing Medicare?

By Wendell Potter

Privatizing Medicare would help insurers, not seniors.

OPINION: Could nonprofit health insurance plans be the real reformers?

By Wendell Potter

Nonprofit health insurance just might be the sleeper solution in healthcare reform law.

OPINION: Spinning the Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' decision

By Wendell Potter

Insurers seeking to assure that consumer protections are jettisoned if individual mandate goes

OPINION: Palin's rhetoric torpedoed Medicare savings

By Wendell Potter

Irresponsible 'death panel' rhetoric prevented Medicare savings

ANALYSIS: False quick fixes for American health care

By Wendell Potter

So-called silver bullets, for the free market, don't improve care or reduce costs.

ANALYSIS: Putting our premiums into medical care, not profits

By Wendell Potter

Rockefeller provision of Obamacare requires rebates from insurers who spent too little caring for patients.

ANALYSIS: Shareholders raising ruckus about CEO pay

By Wendell Potter

Big pay raises and parting bonuses increasingly raising ire of shareholders.

ANALYSIS: Health insurers try to fool Congress with fuzzy math

By Wendell Potter

The special interests behind distorted ads meant to put pressure on Congress.

ANALYSIS: Why the insurance industry needs Obamacare to stay in business

By Wendell Potter

The insurance industry is banking on the individual mandate.

ANALYSIS: Jokes from Justice Scalia mask grim reality of American health care

By Wendell Potter

Scalia's quips provide stark contrast with racetrack triage for thousands.

ANALYSIS: Slogans versus substance in the battle over ObamaCare's future

By Wendell Potter

Tea Party slogans distort the Affordable Care Act.

ANALYSIS: Lack of leadership at the top of corporate ladder

By Wendell Potter

Misplaced values among health inusurers and investment banks.

ANALYSIS: Ripple effect of 'cost-shifting' uncompensated medical care

By Wendell Potter

Without a mandate for health insurance, hospitals and taxpayers can get stuck with the bill.

ANALYSIS: The end of health insurance as we know it?

By Wendell Potter

Big changes coming in how we obtain health coverage — and from who

ANALYSIS: Health care myths and realities

By Wendell Potter

Insurers love the health plans, consumers not so much

ANALYSIS: Taking the initiative in a struggle against excessive rate increases

By Wendell Potter

Insurance commissioner would gain new power if California effort succeeds

ANALYSIS: This just in, insurers required to speak plain English

By Wendell Potter

Obamacare rule requires health insurers to speak plain English

ANALYSIS: The battle for Vermont's health

By Wendell Potter

Reformers and health insurers square off in Vermont

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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