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Bill Moyers | The Journal: Profits Before Patients | PBS

Duration: 51:12 (Full Program)
Program: Bill Moyers Journal #1316
Broadcast Date: Jul. 31, 2009

With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our healthcare system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of healthcare reform. Potter spoke out against the industry for the first time last month; testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee, he said, "Recently it became abundantly clear to me that the industry's charm offensive, which is the most visible part of a duplicitous and well-financed PR and lobbying campaign, may well shape reform in a way that benefits Wall Street far more than average Americans." Wendell Potter is a senior fellow on healthcare for the nonpartisan watchdog group Center for Media and Democracy, for which he writes a blog on healthcare reform.



Post Date: August 3, 2009