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: Physicians' group will barnstorm conventions with truth-telling on ObamaCare

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: GOP Medicare plan means older Americans will pay more

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Rep. Ryan's budget plan is a "Path to the Poorhouse"

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Real-world health insurance math doesn't add up

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: The cost of care for Colorado's victims

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: A nice little gift from ObamaCare directly to you

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Why insurers want ObamaCare's Medicaid business

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Health care's community-based beginnings

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Translating the insurance industry's feel-good rhetoric

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: ObamaCare a blessing for millions of real Americans

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Flip-flop on health care reform casts President as modern-day Julius Caesar

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: UnitedHealth Group's misleading promises

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Insurance industry myths about the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Guess who would benefit from privatizing Medicare?

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Could nonprofit health insurance plans be the real reformers?

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Spinning the Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' decision

By Wendell Potter

OPINION: Palin's rhetoric torpedoed Medicare savings

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: False quick fixes for American health care

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Putting our premiums into medical care, not profits

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Shareholders raising ruckus about CEO pay

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Health insurers try to fool Congress with fuzzy math

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Why the insurance industry needs Obamacare to stay in business

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Jokes from Justice Scalia mask grim reality of American health care

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Slogans versus substance in the battle over ObamaCare's future

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Lack of leadership at the top of corporate ladder

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Ripple effect of 'cost-shifting' uncompensated medical care

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: The end of health insurance as we know it?

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Health care myths and realities

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Taking the initiative in a struggle against excessive rate increases

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: This just in, insurers required to speak plain English

By Wendell Potter

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