ANALYSIS: Employer-based health care system is crumbling fast, may not survive

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Employer-based health care has been crumbling for several years

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ANALYSIS: Frustrated small business owners among single-payer's biggest fans

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ANALYSIS: Small business owners among most enthusiastic about single-payer plan

ANALYSIS: No silver lining in Gold Circle junkets for health insurance salesmen

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ANALYSIS: Insurers fight rules to limit admin costs while spending lavishly on junkets for salesmen

ANALYSIS: Opaque transparency from the health insurance industry

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ANALYSIS: Insurers crying foul over new rules for premium hikes

ANALYSIS: The 'clear obscurity' of the health insurance industry

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Health insurance industry follows E.B. White's advice to be clearly obscure

ANALYSIS: 'Purging' small business coverage to hike health insurance profits

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Health insurance firms 'purging' small businesses coverage to jack up profits

Special treatment for 'high profile' patients; exasperation for the rest of us

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The president's mother and his struggle for health care reform

A single-payer plan for Vermont

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While some states are suing to halt health care reform, Vermont is moving forward with a single-payer plan

ANALYSIS: Are insurers writing the health reform regulations?

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ANALYSIS: Media has stopped watching health reform; insurers taking advantage

ANALYSIS: Blue Cross, Blue Shield get richer by borrowing playbook of corporate insurers

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ANALYSIS: Examining the soaring profits of the nonprofit Blues

Insured profits

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ANALYSIS: Health execs get richer as Americans beg for help to pay bills

Analysis — Health insurance corporate profits spiked despite dire predictions of health care reform wreckage

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ANALYSIS: Health insurers cheered last week when profits soared; consumers left in lurch

Analysis — A prize for simply doing what's right

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Wendell Potter is honored for speaking truth to power, but hopes such prizes won't always be necessary

Analysis – The ‘Front Group’ hall of shame

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Today is the day health insurers and their allies plan to launch their brand new front group the Choice and Competition Coalition.

Analysis – Pay much attention to the insurers behind the curtain

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Wendell Potter looks at the GOP budget plan

Analysis — Lone star state ‘reform’ a Texas-sized distortion

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A closer look at Texas malpractice reform raises doubt about its benefits

Analysis – Insurers’ cynical calculations on the cost of doing business

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Insurers are punished for misbehavior all the time, but almost no one notices and the firms see the penalties as the cost of doing business.

Analysis — The false promise and big profits of ‘mini-med’ health plans

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One of the reasons I left my job as a PR executive for the health insurance industry was because I could not in good conscience be a pitchma

Analysis – One year later, health reform a law worth keeping

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Is the health care reform law a good deal for Americans or is it so badly flawed that Congress should repeal it?...

Analysis — Death panels, fact and fiction

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“Death panels” are back in the news and Congress is turning its attention to them once again. The problem is, lawmakers are looking in all t

Analysis — ‘Reframing’ the debate to make insurers look poor

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While the country was struggling to emerge from a recession, and more and more of us were struggling with no medical coverage, the big for-p

Analysis — Insurers lobbying on the fine print may erase consumer protections

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One of the provisions of the health reform law that insurers hate most requires that they spend at least 80 percent of what we pay them in p

Analysis — A Canadian-style single-payer health system in Vermont?

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A new governor in Vermont is boldly declaring his intent to look at a Canadian-style single-payer health care system....

Analysis — N.C. consumer advocates seeing red over bait and switch by one of the blues

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Consumer advocates in North Carolina thought they had a deal with Blue Cross on a health insurance exchange, but now they are having doubts.

Analysis — An illuminating expedition to the world of the uninsured

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Lawmakers questioning the need for health care reform should check out this weekend's effort to provide free medical care at a Nashville hig

Analysis — Insurers’ ‘friends’ will influence public option debate in Conn.

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Health insurers in Connecticut will call on some of their longtime allies to help turn the public and state lawmakers against the idea of cr

Analysis — Fear and loathing over a public insurance option in Hartford

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Will a "public option" have a better chance in Hartford than in Washington? Not if the insurance companies have anything to say about it. ..

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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