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April 14, 2014

OP-ED | Canada Prime Minister Pushing Free Market Principles For Single-payer System

by Wendell Potter | April 14, 2014 12:40pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on health care reform.

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March 31, 2014

OP-ED | GOP Opposition To Obamacare Baffles Former HHS Secretary

by Wendell Potter | March 31, 2014 3:00pm

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Who Served As HHS Secretary Under President George H.W. Bush, Says Affordable Care Act Resembles Plan Crafted By Republicans In Early 1990s


The Republican leadership’s intense opposition to the Affordable Care Act clearly baffles — and disappoints — one of the party’s most admired figures, former Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis W. Sullivan.

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March 24, 2014

OP-ED | The Health Care Industry’s Campaign Of Fear, Uncertainty And Doubt

by Wendell Potter | March 24, 2014 1:27pm

Insurers Use Front Groups And Spin Doctors
To Sow Concerns About Obamacare

Yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of Obamacare, but it marked the seventh anniversary of opposition to the concept underlying health care reform.

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March 17, 2014

OP-ED | Obamacare Subscribers: Beware of High Deductibles

by Wendell Potter | March 17, 2014 11:41am

Coverage ‘Not As Affordable As Many People Need It To Be’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last Thursday rejected the notion that Democrat Alex Sink’s narrow loss to Republican David Jolly in last week’s special election in Florida — in a congressional district that Republicans have held for half a century — was a referendum on Obamacare.

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March 12, 2014

OP-ED | Exposing Tragic Myths Of The World’s ‘Greatest’ Health Care System

by Wendell Potter | March 12, 2014 1:14pm

Daily Show And Remote Area Medical Reveal Hardships Right Here At Home

If you want to see a media pundit rendered utterly speechless, reduced to babbling as he tries to justify his claim that Obamacare is leading the United States to third world status, you must watch Daily Show “correspondent” Aasif Mandvi’s Thursday night takedown of FOX Business commentator Todd Wilemon.

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February 11, 2014

OP-ED | Lawmakers Deliberately Distorted a Recent Congressional Budget Office Report

by Wendell Potter | February 11, 2014 6:29am

If you’re curious about what I used to do as a PR guy for the health insurance industry, how I often took facts and figures and twisted them to advance a specific political or financial agenda, take a look at the behavior of some members of Congress last week.

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February 3, 2014

OP-ED | Massachusetts Tackles Next Phase of Health Care Reform: Controlling Costs

by Wendell Potter | February 3, 2014 12:04pm

State Where Sweeping Changes Began Hopes New Commission Can Squeeze Wasteful Spending

While lawmakers in Washington and state capitals continue to obsess about Obamacare — either how to make sure it is being implemented as Congress intended, or how to make sure it isn’t — Massachusetts legislators have focused their attention on the next phase of reform: health care costs.

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January 16, 2014

OP-ED | A Challenging Two-Step: Cutting Costs and Covering the Uninsured

by Wendell Potter | January 16, 2014 11:54pm

A valid criticism of the Affordable Care Act is that it doesn’t do enough to control health care costs. While there are a number of the law’s provisions that should help — such as the requirement that Medicare reduce payments to hospitals that have a high rate of readmissions — the major focus of the ACA was reducing the number of uninsured Americans by establishing new guidelines for how health insurance companies operate.

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January 7, 2014

OP-ED | Oregon Study Doesn’t Undermine Affordable Care Act Claims, As Critics Contend

by Wendell Potter | January 7, 2014 2:13pm

Headlines based on a study of emergency room visits by a few thousand Oregon Medicaid beneficiaries undoubtedly gave the Obama administration heartburn last week. Although the study predated the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act — which began in some states on January 1 — many who wrote about the Oregon study jumped to the conclusion that the millions of newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries would make greater — not less — use of the ER for routine care.

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December 24, 2013

OP-ED | Polling Shows Public Has Been Swayed By Obamacare Opponents’ Misinformation Campaign

by Wendell Potter | December 24, 2013 12:00pm

The White House did not receive much holiday cheer about Obamacare last week from public opinion pollsters, even though millions of Americans already are benefiting from the law. The numbers show just how big the disconnect is between the reality of what’s occurred in health care since Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and the perception that people have of the law resulting from the relentless campaign of misinformation from the president’s opponents.

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