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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.

Eyelid lifts skyrocket among Medicare patients, costing taxpayers millions

By Joe Eaton and David Donald

Medicare paying more and more as critics question rationale for procedure that's often cosmetic.

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'?

Feds 'listen' for sounds of Medicare billing abuse

By Fred Schulte

Baltimore session looks at role of electronic health records in higher medical bills.

OPINION: insurers hiding political spending

By Wendell Potter

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

New urgency targets mysterious kidney disease in Central America

By Sasha Chavkin

In El Salvador, health ministries formally recognize a kidney disease killing laborers — and vow deeper scrutiny of its causes.

OPINION: Vermont law illuminates claims statistics

By Wendell Potter

Vermont law illuminates disparities among health insurers

GOP senators call for overhaul of electronic health records program

By Fred Schulte

Report says $35 billion Obama administration stimulus program not working

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

U.S. asbestos imports condemned by health experts, activists

By Jim Morris

More than 50 countries have banned asbestos, a toxic mineral linked to cancer and other diseases. The United States isn't one of them.

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

Electronic medical records probed for over-billing

By Fred Schulte

Are feds doing all they can to ferret out waste from move to electronic records?

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

Texas tries to crack down on dental chains that put profits ahead of patients

By David Heath

GOP legislator in Texas says its time to end "outrageous activities" of corporate dental chains.

OPINION: finally, plain English from health insurance companies

By Wendell Potter

ObamaCare requires that insurers speak a language we understand

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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