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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:28 PM
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I am seriously digging this guy:


Wendell Potter

Formerly: VP Communications, CIGNA
Currently: Health Insurance Industry Whistleblower


"If Congress fails to create a public insurance option to compete with private insurers, the bill it sends to the president might as well be called the Insurance Industry Profit Protection and Enhancement Act."

"The Baucus framework is just an absolute joke. It is an absolute gift to the industry. And if that is what we see in the legislation, (Americas Health Insurance Plans chief) Karen Ignagni will surely get a huge bonus."


Soft-spoken, unassuming, highly-credible. You rock, Wendell!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendell_Potter

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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:38 PM
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1. K&R n/t
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:39 PM
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2. K&R. nt
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Last Stand Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:48 PM
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3. I hear a car accident for him.
Love this guy. Unfortunately, some very motivated corporate criminals don't.
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politicallore Donating Member (713 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:54 PM
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10. but of course
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:50 PM
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4. He saw the light after years
of working for the other side.
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:51 PM
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5. He is good. He should be speaking plain to all of us daily.
I completely do not understand how disconnected from the desires of the people our representatives and senators are.

Wait. Ye$$ I do.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:45 PM
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6. He who has the gold makes the rules....
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:47 PM
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7. Kick and Rec. nt
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:47 PM
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8. I think he's trying to make up for lost time during those eight years...
... and there's no time to run like thunder than these days, eh?
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:49 PM
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9. No small planes, Wendell. Ever. n/t
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laundry_queen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:26 AM
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12. No kidding.
No walks in the woods alone either.

K&freakinR
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Terre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:23 AM
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11. Has Wendell been on any of the network news shows?
I pretty much only watch cable news channels, and not ABC, CBS, or NBC.

If he hasn't been on any of the network news shows, he certainly should be.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:45 AM
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13. Recommended! nt
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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:54 AM
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14. The copyright law is the

Disney Profit Protection and Enhancement Act, so why not?

They do it all the time.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:18 AM
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15. the entire hearing is here
http://cspan.org/Watch/Media/2009/09/16/HP/A/23251/Hous...

worth every minute of the almost 3 hours.

today, they'll hear from the insurance companies. i'm concerned about my blood pressure.
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:22 AM
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16. He's been a serious pain in the ass for the medical insurance business for the past year
The guy comes across as very sincere and very credible.
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Klukie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:28 PM
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17. I met him at a townhall meeting...
He is a great man. He is doing everything he can to make it right. he choked up quite a few times during his presentation. Afterward, I got to introduce myself and thank him for all that he is doing.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 04:29 PM
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18. ..
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