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.

OPINION: industry pushes high-deductible insurance plans

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: gaming Obamacare to benefit the few

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: reform will help level premium costs

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: taking advantage of Medicare Advantage

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Congress, lies and statistics

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Health insurance 'producers' about to be on life support

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: drug firms say no to rebates, despite billions in new revenue from Part D

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Big Pharma's stranglehold on Washington

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: favors for special interests

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: distorted spin from health insurers and their friendly front groups

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: differing notions of 'affordability'

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: what insurers aren't telling you

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: finally, plain English from health insurance companies

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: insurance scare tactics

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: don't raise the Medicare eligibility age

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: the need for tougher regulation

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: the behind-the-scenes battle that could subvert Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Giving thanks for regulation of insurance industry greed

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: 'Disrupt' the new buzzword of Obamacare opponents

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: translating insurance-speak

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: a bit of truth-telling on Obamacare

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Who wins with Medicare Advantage?

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Voices of the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Myths of the healthy uninsured

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Romney's phony answers to tough health care questions

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Documentary captures what's wrong with U.S. health care

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Center series demonstrates dangers of 'captured' regulators

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: ObamaCare's crucial benefits

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Maine's health care fantasy

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: The illusory promise of free-market health care miracles

By Wendell Potter

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