Wendell Potter: Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who Lives and Dies, Parts 1-7

Single payer healthcare now!

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Dandelion Salad

Trump and Pelosi Both Cater to Private Health Insurance – RAI with Wendell Potter (1/7)

TheRealNews on Apr 4, 2019

Trump’s “great healthcare plan” and opposition to Medicare for All’s “socialism” and Pelosi’s defense of the ACA and opposition to single-payer are both aimed at garnering support from the private insurance industry.

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Riveting Testimony at Historic Hearing on Medicare for All – RAI with Wendell Potter (2/7)

May 1, 2019

The House Rules Committee heard powerful testimony about the urgency of passing Medicare for All from Ady Barkan, who is in late stages of ALS. Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself hosted by Paul Jay.

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The Making of a Medical Insurance Spin Doctor – RAI with Wendell Potter (3/7)

May 10, 2019

Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin: How Corporate PR is Killing Healthcare and Deceiving Americans, traces his life from growing up poor and Republican in Tennessee, to radicalization during the Vietnam War, to cynical journalist who just wanted to make money – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay.

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Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who Lives and Dies – RAI with Wendell Potter (4/7)

May 15, 2019

Whistleblower Wendell Potter says the death of a young woman denied care by the insurance company he worked for was a turning point in his life; he says these practices are still taking place under the Affordable Care Act – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay.

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Health Insurance Abuses Continue in Spite of ACA – RAI with Wendell Potter (5/7)

May 17, 2019

We revisit Wendell Potter’s whistleblowing testimony that exposed how the insurance industry is more interested in pleasing Wall Street than in people’s care, and asked him if these abuses continued after the passing of the ACA–Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself, hosted by Paul Jay.

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More Die From Medical Insurance ‘Aggressive Prior Authorization’ Than Before ACA – Wendell Potter RAI (6/7)

May 21, 2019

Wall Street demands medical insurance companies maintain their profits under the Affordable Care Act, which means they get even more aggressive in denying coverage and creating insurance models that under-insure patients – Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay.

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Without Medicare for All, the Healthcare System Will Collapse – Wendell Potter RAI (7/7)

May 22, 2019

The healthcare system is unsustainable; without a Medicare for All system, only the wealthiest will be able to afford decent care – Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay.

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From the archives:

Who Among the Contented Classes Will Unfurl the Flag of Rebellion Against the Plutocrats and the Autocrats? by Ralph Nader (updated to include a video report about pharmaceutical companies drug prices)

How We Pay For Medicare For All

“Taxpayer Money” Threatens Medicare-for-All (And Every Other Social Program) by Jim Kavanagh

Bring H.R. 676 into Reality Land by Ralph Nader

The Answer Is: Medicare for All

Paying for Single Payer Health Care with a Financial Tax by Jack Rasmus

21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare by Ralph Nader

“The Insurance Industry Loves It” Whistleblower Wendell Potter on the Health Care Law by Greg Palast

2 thoughts on “Wendell Potter: Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who Lives and Dies, Parts 1-7

  1. Medicare for all is definitely the way to go; however, what is not touched in any of these fine segments from The Real News Network, that that Americans need to take more responsibility for the own heath. The standard American Diet is the primary cause of the country’s chronic disease problems. Also not addressed are healthcare treatment options that are non-Allpathetic (my own term for allopathic medicine) which are usually more inexpensive, and often as effective) which are usually not covered by any insurance whatsoever.

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