TITLE

FORMER HEALTH INSURANCE INSIDER TAKES ON THE INDUSTRY

AUTHOR(S)
COMMINS, JOHN
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2009, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features former health insurance executive Wendell Potter, who condemned his employers before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee during its healthcare reform debate in summer 2009. Potter says that his intention was not to turn his back on the industry that has paid him for 20 years but a trip to rural Virginia awakened him that there is really a need for a healthcare reform. He adds that even if the healthcare system was polished, the negative perception from it cannot be erased.
ACCESSION #
45587647

 

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