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It's Clear Now the Public Option Really Was Needed to Keep Insurers Honest

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.18.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a "public option" health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to "keep insurers honest."

Insurers Using Familiar Playbook to Protect Profits in California

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

For the next two months, Californians will to be subjected to a barrage of TV, radio and online ads, which, ironically, they unknowingly will be paying for with their health insurance premiums.

College Student Killed At Colorado Campsite

Posted 08.20.2012 | College

Authorities in Colorado do not know why David Jones, a 26-year-old Fort Lewis College student, was shot and killed at a campsite early Saturday mornin...

The Preview Health Insurance Executives Don't Want You to See

Jamie Court | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Jamie Court

Thirty five states require health insurance companies to get permission before raising rates, but not California.

Taking the Initiative in a Struggle Against Excessive Rate Increases

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When insurers behave this way, they are demonstrating that they care more about their bottom lines than their policyholders. Which makes it all the more imperative for California voters to sign those petitions and vote for the ballot initiative this fall.

The Best Puppet Show You'll Ever See

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

With so many other forms of entertainment the puppet shows of today may seem like an already dead medium. However, you'd be wrong in thinking this, si...

Officials Vow To Fight New Round Of Massive Blue Shield Rate Hikes

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles