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Entries by Wendell Potter from 01/2012

Rick Santorum Would Be Best President Health Insurers' Money Could Buy

| Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

If Santorum makes it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue next year, his inauguration would usher in an era of unprecedented prosperity for big insurance corporations.

Mitt Romney's Health Care Fantasy World

| Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Obamacare haters try to make us believe that the law will reduce "choice and competition" -- that insurers are competing vigorously to sign up Americans. But the world of health insurance doesn't operate that way -- and it never will without intervention.

Park City Vantage Point Puts Tragedy of American Health Care in Vivid Relief

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Had Sarah Burke's accident occurred in Canada, her family would not be having to come up with more than half a million dollars to pay for her care. Her care would have been covered because, unlike the U.S., Canada has a system of universal coverage.

The High Cost of Allowing Health Insurers to Continue Keeping Us in the Dark

| Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

It might possibly cost the insurance industry $382 million to comply with the Affordable Care Act for the first two years. But the cost of allowing those companies to continue keeping consumers in the dark would be far, far higher, Mr. President.

Paying For Cancer Treatment for Children in America With a Car Wash, Bake Sale and Fish Fry

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Caroline's story is not unique. Tragedies like her's occur so often, in fact, that they rarely make the news anymore. But it is precisely because they are an everyday occurrence that health care reform was so urgently needed.