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May 26, 2015

OP-ED | Obamacare Exchanges Help, But Confused Consumers Are Still Spending Too Much

by Wendell Potter | May 26, 2015 9:57pm

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Folks Are Happy With Health Coverage, But Still Confused By Choices

Here’s the good news: 74 percent of people nationwide who enrolled in health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges rate their coverage as excellent or good. That’s according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released last Thursday.

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May 4, 2015

OP-ED | Health Insurers ‘May Go The Way Of Blockbuster’

by Wendell Potter | May 4, 2015 2:07pm

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Steven Brill Believes Insurance Firms Are Simply Getting In The Way Of Cost Control

Remember Blockbuster?

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Medicaid/HUSKY Key in Nation’s-Best ACA Implementation

by Kate McEvoy and Robert Zavoski | April 10, 2015 8:00am

Diabetes — it’s been called a national epidemic, linked to disability, blindness, even premature death. National medical costs for diabetes alone surpass $245 billion a year, not to mention the suffering of millions across America.

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March 25, 2015

OP-ED | Feds’ War On Health Care Spending Abuse Needs To Include Medicare Advantage

by Wendell Potter | March 25, 2015 12:20am


Obama Administration Bragging About Anti-fraud Efforts, But Center Report Showed Bigger Dollars Are Being Lost Elsewhere

The Obama administration went to great lengths last week to inform us that it recovered $3.3 billion in fraudulent payments to Medicare health care providers in fiscal year 2014. Officials even went so far as to give an advance copy of their report to The Wall Street Journal, which, like the Center for Public Integrity, has been investigating Medicare fraud and abuse.

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March 20, 2015

OP-ED | Shaking the Foundation of Connecticut Hospitals

by Jennifer Jackson | March 20, 2015 10:20am

The proposed state budget currently under consideration by our legislature risks the high-quality care for patients that Connecticut’s hospitals provide — it would require painful cuts in healthcare services, including mental health, and in jobs.

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March 19, 2015

OP-ED | When the State Won’t Let You Die

by Susan Bigelow | March 19, 2015 8:30pm

Do we have the right to die when and how we want, or does that power belong to the state? Connecticut is wrestling with those questions in different ways this week.

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March 18, 2015

OP-ED | Consumers Getting ‘Skinned’ By Health Insurers

by Wendell Potter | March 18, 2015 3:14pm

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The reason health care costs are so high is because Americans don’t have nearly enough “skin in the game.”

That was the phrase that many of my former colleagues in the insurance industry and I began using in the early 2000s as a way to deflect attention away from us. 

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March 11, 2015

OP-ED | If Obamacare Critics Win High Court Case, Effects Will Be Wildly Disparate

by Wendell Potter | March 11, 2015 6:51pm

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If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, nowhere will the effect be more stark than along the 400-mile border between two states my family has called home, Tennessee and Kentucky.

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March 3, 2015

OP-ED | Obamacare Opponents Should Be Careful What They Wish For

by Wendell Potter | March 3, 2015 10:24pm

“Obamacare is a train wreck, and that’s actually not fair to train wrecks.”

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | ‘Socialized’ or Not, Britain’s Health Care System is Superior

by Wendell Potter | February 26, 2015 6:06pm

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America is the home of the brave, they say, but a lot of us brave folks are terrified of the way the British do health care.

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