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Health Insurers' New Campaign to Create Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The campaign of fear, uncertainty and doubt -- or FUD, to use its acronym -- continues to this day against the Affordable Care Act, and it will be waged in coming months by cynical politicians who believe it will be the surest way to win votes in November.

How Quickly We Forget What Health Care Was Like

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Stories and events change so quickly that we sometimes forget the past, and therefore are prone to repeat it. Case in point: health care.

Now That the Obamacare Website Is Largely Fixed, It Will Be Spin From Here On In

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Now that November is history, will the Obamacare website work flawlessly from now on? Or, as the president has said, will it at least work for the "vast majority" of people who need to buy insurance on their own?

Support for Obamacare Will Go Up Soon; Here's Why

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The latest polls on Obamacare are bleak. But those poll numbers will change as more people are finally able to shop for coverage on the new health insurance websites -- and find coverage that is surprisingly affordable.

It's Quite Simple: Unfollow Trump Jr. on Twitter & 'Fire' Sons From the Show

Randall | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy
Randall

Donald Trump has to deal with his beyond privileged sons, Eric and Donald Jr. Sponsors are starting to pull themselves from Celebrity Apprentice, and why not? As long as these two "sporty" hunters, continue to co-host the program with "daddy," there's no reason to support the show as long as Don Jr. refuses to apologize and drop his "holier than thou," 1983 elitist attitude.

The Battle for Vermont's Health -- And Why It Matters for the Rest of the Country

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Despite the ceaseless spin, Vermont lawmakers last May demonstrated they could not be bought nor intimidated when they became the first in the nation to pass a bill that will probably establish a single-payer beachhead in the U.S.

The Front Group Hall of Shame Gets a New Inductee

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The creation of the Choice and Competition Coalition is coming straight from the corporate lobbyist playbook. And it undoubtedly will have some big money behind it.

I Am Review: Hollywood Director Exlores What's Right with the World

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

As the world is transfixed by remarkable change in the Middle East, America's popcorn culture distracts us with another Nicholas Cage road rage movie ...

'How Everybody Exists' Doesn't Have to Be

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.

"First Do Much Harm": UK & US Conservatives Stomp on Healthcare in Unison

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

You have to hand it to conservatives. When they want to stomp on regular folks -- they know how to act in unison. On the exact same day that Republi...

CA Nurses Strike Against Billion-Dollar Felon, HCA

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Registered Nurse Estella Chavez (photo by Linda Milazzo) With support from California Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield and California State Senator Fran...

Another WikiLeaks Cable From the Bush Administration About My Movies

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Though nowhere near as earth-shattering as the uncovering of misdeeds in Iraq and Afghanistan, these cables provide a bizarre peek into the paranoid minds of the Bush White House when it came to the subject of one Michael Francis Moore.

¡Viva WikiLeaks! Sicko Was Not Banned in Cuba

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Moore

Yesterday WikiLeaks did an amazing thing and released a classified State Department cable that dealt, in part, with me and my film, Sicko. Here's what they came up with.

How Corporate America Is Pushing Us All Off a Cliff

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

APCO, the health insurance industry's PR firm who said it wants to push me off a cliff, has now taken on its biggest challenge yet: leading a giant, multimillion dollar effort to help Wall Street "earn back the trust of the American people."

Michael Moore's Fundraising Campaign for the "Ground Zero" Mosque

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Michael, while doing important, good works, misses no opportunity to promote himself, yet occasionally he misses the mark in his documentaries or when he appears on TV promoting his films.

The F Word: Solving a Problem Like Stupak

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Retiring House Representative Bart Stupak is the most prominent face of a big problem for progressives within the Democratic party: what to do about the conservadems?

Not New Rules, But New Questions

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Thomas

Do Republicans have respect for the position of President of the United States only if it's a Republican in office?

Step Up to Mike's Challenge

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Despite all we've learned from Sicko, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Roger and Me, we continue to take abuse. Our pal Mike is now asking us to act.

Sleep Loss in America: The Decade That Didn't Sleep and Why It's Complicated

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

We have been on a roller coaster when it comes to how we now sleep and what a ride we have been on.

Our Health Care System Needs More Than Just Fixing

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Olivia Rosewood

Our health care system doesn't need to be fixed, because it wasn't working. Our health care system needs a complete systemic make over.

Is the Opposite of Capitalism Democracy? A Review of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anis Shivani

Moore explicitly states that we ought to turn to democracy as the alternative to capitalism. But the opposite of capitalism is not democracy, it is socialism.

This Is It! World Premiere of Capitalism: A Love Story Tonight

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

Tonight, at the Venice Film Festival, I will premiere my new movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story." After 16 months of production, I am proud to present this work of mine to you. It is unlike anything you'll see this year.

Sicko Reprise, Please

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

The Norwegian health care system is so pro-active and prevention oriented that it would strain credibility for any American politician to even think about implementing it here.

TRAILER: My New Movie Capitalism: A Love Story

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Moore

It's a crime story. But it's also a war story about class warfare. And a vampire movie, with the upper 1 percent feeding off the rest of us. And, of course, it's also a love story. Only it's about an abusive relationship.

Former Health Insurance Exec Comes Clean About Industry Efforts To Discredit "Sicko"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On Friday's edition of "Bill Moyers Journal" the PBS host sat down Wendell Potter, a former Head of Corporate Communications at health insurance giant...