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.

What Congress didn't say: Obamacare outlaws policies that are essentially worthless

By Wendell Potter

HealthCare.gov disaster symptom of larger problem

By Wendell Potter

Government needs to fix Obamacare glitches — fast

By Wendell Potter

Opponents' missteps locked in Obamacare's future

By Wendell Potter

Shutdown takes focus off Obamacare glitches

By Wendell Potter

Beginning of the end for major health insurers

By Wendell Potter

Unions chafing at Obamacare provisions

By Wendell Potter

The benefits of Obamacare in the simplest terms

By Wendell Potter

The fiction of Obamacare 'rate shock'

By Wendell Potter

Fear-mongering won't scuttle Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: doing 'as much harm as possible' to Florida's insured

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: reality check on the Affordable Care Act

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: making the tough health care calls

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: a brave new world for health insurance

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: insurance tricks to avoid ObamaCare's consumer protections

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: echoes of the past in anti-ObamaCare ads

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: delay in employer mandate shouldn't obscure Obamacare's benefits

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: putting big health insurers in their place

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Pro-industry amendments lard up Missouri insurance legislation

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: an outbreak of bipartisanship

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: smoothing out Medicaid's 'churn'

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: the peril of Obamacare's promise

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: a cynical search for loopholes

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: hidden influence-peddling in Washington

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: ObamaCare myths and realities

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: health reform to be political fodder in 2014

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: insurers hiding political spending

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Vermont law illuminates claims statistics

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: 'limited benefit' plans are no real bargain

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Obamacare's help for small business

By Wendell Potter

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