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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 02:03 AM
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Bill Moyers PBS - Whistleblower Wendell Potter: Profits before Patients
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Last month, testimony in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation by a former health insurance insider named Wendell Potter made news even before it occurred: CBS NEWS headlined: "Cigna Whistleblower to Testify." After Potter's testimony the industry scrambled to do damage control: "Insurers defend rescissions, take heat for lack of transparency." In his first extended television interview since leaving the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter tells Bill Moyers why he left his successful career as the head of Public Relations for CIGNA, one of the nation's largest insurers, and decided to speak out against the industry. "I didn't intend to , until it became really clear to me that the industry is resorting to the same tactics they've used over the years, and particularly back in the early '90s, when they were leading the effort to kill the Clinton plan." Potter began his trip from health care spokesperson to reform advocate while back home in Tennessee. Potter attended a "health care expedition," a makeshift health clinic set up at a fairgrounds, and he tells Bill Moyers, "It was absolutely stunning. When I walked through the fairground gates, I saw hundreds of people lined up, in the rain. It was raining that day. Lined up, waiting to get care, in animal stalls. Animal stalls." -PBS.org

I normally don't watch videos that are over ten minutes long but I must say that this video is a MUST SEE and well worth the time to watch (and to forward the link to everyone you know). The video is packed full of good info and covers everything from the Canadian healthcare system to Michael Moore's 'Sicko' and it sheds light on the republican/lobbyist's healthcare talking points, etc.
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stuball111 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 03:09 AM
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1. Incredible....
Straight from the horses mouth.... watched the whole thing... nothing we didn't already know... and there it is... confirmed....Fucking incredible....
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BradXXX Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 09:04 AM
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2. Slippery slope...
We can't have poor people getting the same treatment as rich people.

I mean we just can't have it.

Why?

Because our country is run by apathetic rich assholes.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 05:32 PM
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3. knr nt
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AllenVanAllen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 02:30 AM
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4. Profit over people is the name of the game.



No one should become rich from the denied care of another.
Heathcare is a human right period. Thank you for posting this.

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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 02:50 PM
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5. Thanks for the video.
I appreciate this guy's honesty and he basically reinforces what I already know. I just hope that people who need to hear it do, but I doubt if very many repubs watch PBS. I'm so glad that Bill Moyers has a show on PBS. His interviews and discussions are so informative.
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JayMusgrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 06:46 PM
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6. This is the most informative video I have ever seen about
how the Health Insurance industry really screws all of us.

Thanks for posting this.
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JayMusgrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 08:14 PM
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7. Alert Alert Alert
Wendell Potter on Rachel NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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earthboundmisfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 09:12 PM
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8. K&R
Thanks!
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BREMPRO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-10-09 09:51 PM
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9. MUST SEE VIDEO- if you care about health care- watch this interview n/t
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