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.

ANALYSIS: The battle for Vermont's health

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Another family's tragic tale of unaffordable health care

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Park City vantage point puts tragedy of American health care in vivid relief

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Mitt's Romney's dream world

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: President Santorum would be insurers' best buddy

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: When Medicare isn't Medicare

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Awards for health care reform wimpery and obfuscation

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: A life-changing event

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Who is essential? Insurers or consumers?

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Rick Perry dodges questions on health care, as Texas falls behind

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: A tired playbook of insurance industry scare tactics on health reform

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Are insurers influencing health reform's rules behind closed doors?

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Despite GOP claims, U.S. health care nowhere near 'best' in the world

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: The health care industry's stranglehold on Congress

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Supreme Court likely to uphold Obamacare as constitutional

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Keeping an eye on insurance rates in the Golden State

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: A new affront group

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Losing the public relations war

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Herman Cain's historic health reform histrionics

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: The profit in keeping you ignorant

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Obama plan helping those with pre-existing health conditions

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: The staying power of junk health insurance

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Republican field shies away from history on insurance mandate

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Holding insurers accountable

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: An abiding faith in reform

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: 'Occupy Wall Street' should also take aim at health insurance companies

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Health insurers win big in Maine

By Wendell Potter

Ask Wendell: Squeak long and loud with health insurers

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: 'ObamaCare' label is sticking

By Wendell Potter

Ask Wendell: The Mental Health Parity Act may save the day

By Wendell Potter

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