Guest: Wendell Potter, author of DEADLY SPIN: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans
This program originally aired in 2011, shortly after Wendell Potter’s book DEADLY SPIN was published. As we await the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act this month, Wendell Potter reflects on how he found himself in the center of the current debate, the history of health care in the United States, and the insurance industry’s influence on the message.
A former journalist, for twenty years Wendell Potter worked as a senior executive in corporate communications for health insurance companies. In June 2009, Wendell Potter made national headlines when he testified before a senate panel on health care reform. Much of his testimony is shared in this program.