Mother Hilda Sarkisyan, takes her fight for her daughter Nataline to recieve a liver transplant to the executive headquarters of health insurance giant CIGNA. Her battle inspires top executive Wendell Potter to resign and become a leading advocate for reform. Dateline NBC, segment 5, with Sarkisyan, CNA protest & Nataline’s death. Visit msnbc.com for breaking…

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From PDA – “The October 20 ‘Healthcare for All’ rally at the capital rotunda in Harrisburg, Pa., was a huge success,” said Tim Carpenter, PDA National Director. “Anywhere from 700 to 1200 supporters turned out during the course of the event.” The rally was organized in support of Pennsylvania’s single-payer healthcare legislation and was co-sponsored…

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On September 16 and 17, Domestic Policy Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) held a two-part hearing entitled, “Between You and Your Doctor: the Bureaucracy of Private Health Insurance.” The hearing examined how the bureaucracy of private health insurance companies affects the medical care of patients. The Subcommittee heard testimony from: Mr. Mark Gendernalik Father of…

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From Democracy NOW! – President Obama begins his final drive for healthcare reform tonight with a nationally televised prime-time address to a joint session of Congress. His speech comes after an explosive August recess consumed by raucous town halls and talk of government-run “death panels.” We take a look at California’s “real death panels.” That’s…

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From GRITtv – Is the healthcare debate making you sick? We’ve got some clear information – which just may be the best medicine. Joining us today we have Wendell Potter, former Vice President of CIGNA; Karen Finney, former Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee; and our very own Diane Shamis, GRITtv Producer and Founding…

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By Wendell Potter, a former health insurance PR executive – Having grown up in one of the most conservative and Republican places in the country — East Tennessee — I understand why many of the people who are showing up at town hall meetings this month are reacting, sometimes violently, when members of Congress try…

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Insurance Exec Turned Whistleblower Wendell Potter Speaks Out Against Healthcare Industry From Democracy Now – As the debate over healthcare reform intensifies on Capitol Hill, we spend the hour with a former top insurance executive who’s now exposing the industry’s dirty secrets. Wendell Potter once served as the head of corporate communications at CIGNA, one…

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With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of health care reform. Watch the full interview here. Or watch this opening clip.

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This week on the Journal, Bill Moyers sits down with Wendell Potter, former health insurance industry executive turned health care reform advocate. Potter discusses what he calls the hijacking of health care by insurance companies and discusses the obstacles they present to health care reform. PBS hopes you’ll tune in and then weigh in at…

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