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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 5:06pm

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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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February 23, 2015

OP-ED | Elimination of ‘Public Option’ Threw Consumers to the Insurance Wolves

by Wendell Potter | February 23, 2015 1:25pm

When members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a “public option” health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to “keep insurers honest.”

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February 9, 2015

OP-ED | Republican ‘Alternative’ To Obamacare Really No Alternative At All

by Wendell Potter | February 9, 2015 3:04pm

We got a glimpse last week of what would happen to our health care system if Republicans increase their control of Congress and win the White House in 2016.

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February 4, 2015

OP-ED | Millions of Middle Class Americans Will Remain Uninsured Despite Obamacare

by Wendell Potter | February 4, 2015 5:30am

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The good news from last week’s Congressional Budget Office report was that Obamacare will cost 20 percent less through 2019 than originally expected. That’s in part because medical inflation has slowed more than the CBO anticipated back in 2010 when the law went into effect.

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January 27, 2015

OP-ED | Health Insurers Watch Profits Soar As They Dump Small Business Customers

by Wendell Potter | January 27, 2015 5:29am


Several million previously uninsured Americans now have coverage because of Obamacare, but it could be argued that the people who have benefited most from the law —  at least financially —  are the top executives and shareholders of the country’s health insurance companies.

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January 19, 2015

OP-ED | Selling Out For Big Business: Business As Usual On Capitol Hill

by Wendell Potter | January 19, 2015 10:30pm

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Obamacare Bills Reflect A Narrow Agenda

In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can’t expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.

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December 31, 2014

OP-ED | Good News On Health Care In 2014, But We’re Still Spending Too Much

by Wendell Potter | December 31, 2014 5:30am

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Fewer Uninsured And Less Inflation, But Debt, Mental Health Coverage And Dental Care Are On The Agenda For 2015

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on what went right and what didn’t and to speculate about what might happen in the coming 12 months.

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December 16, 2014

OP-ED | High-stakes Health Care Battle In The Green Mountain State

by Wendell Potter | December 16, 2014 5:30am


Upcoming Financing Plan Will Reignite Debate Over Single-payer System In Vermont

Two weeks from now, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will describe how he thinks the country’s first state-based single payer system will be financed. Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state’s residents and businesses react to what Shumlin has in mind.

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November 26, 2014

OP-ED | Court Case Pushed By Think Tank Could Leave Uninsured Out In The Cold

by Wendell Potter | November 26, 2014 5:58pm

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Supremes To Decide Challenge To Obamacare Based On A Single Sentence

At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured — and consequently lose access to affordable health care — if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law. But if that’s the price that has to be paid to impose an ideology that worships the so-called free market no matter what the cost, so be it, say the folks at a libertarian influence shop in Washington.

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October 7, 2014

OP-ED | Obamacare Helps Millions, But Falls Short In Many Ways

by Wendell Potter | October 7, 2014 4:30am

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Per Capita Cost Of Care Still Higher Than In Other Nations

Although there is no shortage of critics of the Affordable Care Act — on the far left as well as the right — it’s hard to dispute that the law has benefited millions of Americans. And not just those who have become newly insured over the past year.

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