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 of the nation’s largest health insurers, to show the world the dark inner workings of the insurance industry. He has testified before Senate and House committees, briefed several members of Congress and their staffs, appeared with lawmakers at several press conferences, spoken at more than 100 public forums, and has been the subject of numerous articles in the U.S. and foreign media. Potter is the author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans and Obamacare: What’s in It for Me? What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act.

Skyrocketing salaries for health insurance CEOs

By Wendell Potter

Shameful coverage of Obamacare's real impacts

By Wendell Potter

Forcing health insurers to do what's right

By Wendell Potter

A different way of thinking about health care

By Wendell Potter

Insurers following 'the playbook' in opposing California ballot initiative

By Wendell Potter

Keeping an eye on insurance companies that refuse to pay claims

By Wendell Potter

The Canadian health care system I disparaged

By Wendell Potter

Be the 'squeaky wheel' if health claim denied

By Wendell Potter

American-style health care system pushed in Canada

By Wendell Potter

What's the point, WellPoint?

By Wendell Potter

GOP opposition to Obamacare baffles Dr. Sullivan

By Wendell Potter

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

By Wendell Potter

Obamacare subscribers: Beware of high deductibles

By Wendell Potter

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

By Wendell Potter

Dizzying array of options in Obamacare can lead to expensive mistakes

By Wendell Potter

New Fed study says health reform can reduce financial stress

By Wendell Potter

Missouri lawmakers renew cynical efforts to derail Obamacare navigators

By Wendell Potter

Congress twists the relevant facts on purpose

By Wendell Potter

Massachusetts tackles next phase of health care reform: controlling costs

By Wendell Potter

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

By Wendell Potter

Selective outrage over federal health care costs

By Wendell Potter

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

By Wendell Potter

Obamacare and emergency rooms: a bit of perspective needed

By Wendell Potter

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

By Wendell Potter

Fighting over Aetna's disclosure

By Wendell Potter

Shining a light on ALEC's power to shape policy

By Wendell Potter

Fighting the 'spin' war over Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

As glitches fade, Obamacare approval will rise

By Wendell Potter

Sorting out why insurers cancel policies

By Wendell Potter

Separating myth from reality on Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

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