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Wendell Potter

NBC News.

Small-screen coverage misses big picture

February 25, 2014 – One recent nationally televised news report offers a perfect illustration of media coverage that is giving viewers at best an incomplete… Read more

Crocodile.

‘Bailout?’ ‘Unprecedented?’ Honestly?

January 29, 2014 – "What [ACA critics] don't tell you is that while $25 billion is a lot of money, it is pocket change compared to the enormous amount of… Read more

Wall Street Journal headline.

Looking for the down side?

January 19, 2014 – Despite the Journal’s headline, important progress is being made. Millions of people who previously were uninsured because they… Read more

2014 was a good year for health coverage.

2014: A very good year for health coverage

December 31, 2013 – Many of the newly insured are among the millions who have been unable to afford coverage in the past or have not been able to buy it at any… Read more

Health Wonk Review for December 19, 2013

December 20, 2013 – Julie Ferguson, over at Workers' Comp Insider, has delivered an early Christmas present to health policy lovers with her "Letters to Santa"… Read more

What is in Obamacare for you?

December 14, 2013 – There's no shortage of resources to help you quickly bone up on Obamacare and, more importantly, find out what's in it for you. In fact,… Read more

5 questions for real Obamacare reporters

December 6, 2013 – Insurance industry insider Wendell Potter says that reporters who take the time to ask five simple questions can avoid being duped when… Read more

The elephant in the room

October 17, 2013 – "People like (Marsha) Blackburn are far more interested in making sure that the powerful special interests – the ones who have easy… Read more

Excuse me. Could we lower our premiums?

September 12, 2013 – In just three weeks, Americans who don’t have employer-sponsored coverage will begin signing up to buy their own insurance in state… Read more

Lordy, Lordy. Obamacare Repeal Vote 40

August 2, 2013 – Folks, there's not a snowball's chance that the creatively named "Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013" will get anywhere close to… Read more

‘Is this thing on?’

July 11, 2013 – The media's coverage of the implementation of the health care reform law has been so much like the way most reporters cover political… Read more

Projections evidence ‘rate shock is a crock’

May 28, 2013 – Critics of Obamacare who warned us that health reform would result in "rate shock" haven't had much to say lately thanks to surprisingly… Read more