Posted in #CoronaVirus #TheRealNews co-pay copay coronavirus test coronavirus treatment COVID-19 health insurance hospitals insurance companies kim brown medical bill medicare pandemic private insurance profits public health care single payer stock price unemployment virus Wall Street Wendell Potter

Insurance Companies Already Know How They’ll Profit From COVID-19

40 million people just lost their health insurance along with their jobs. Former Cigna VP Wendell Potter says tying health insurance to employment has made…

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Posted in #Healthcare #TheRealNews 2020 ACA Big Pharma Jacqueline Luqman medicare prescription drugs Wendell Potter

Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency

One of the Trump administration’s promises leading up to 2020 is to reduce prescription drug prices, but the plan has stalled after a big court…

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

The healthcare system is unsustainable; without a Medicare for All system, only the wealthiest will be able to afford decent care – Wendell Potter on…

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Posted in #Healthcare #Obamacare #TheRealNews ACA health insurance Paul Jay Reality Asserts Itself Wendell Potter

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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Posted in #Healthcare #TheRealNews medical insurance Paul Jay Reality Asserts Itself Wendell Potter

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

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…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Big Donors Campaign Contributions HR1 marc steiner Money in politics Wendell Potter

How Big Money Contributions Cripple our Politics

Despite the many setbacks, consumer advocate, author, and former health insurance executive Wendell Potter says there is reason to be optimistic about our politics if…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Donald Trump health care health care reform M4A Nancy Pelosi Paul Jay private health insurance Wendell Potter

Trump and Pelosi Both Cater to Private Health Insurance – Wendell Potter

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…

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Billionaire Owners of Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Drug OxyContin Knowing it Could Kill

Released depositions revealed that Richard Sackler, owner of Purdue Pharma, lied to physicians about the danger of OxyContin. Now Purdue Pharma is considering declaring bankruptcy…

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