Q&A: Ex-health insurance exec Wendell Potter now fights for single-payer

June 23, 2019

VTDigger

By Mark Johnson

Wendell Potter has been fighting for structural health care reform after fighting against it — from the inside.

In 2008, he left his position as the head of communications for Cigna. The whistleblower has exposed the abuses he saw and participated in while working in the health insurance industry for more than 20 years.

In an interview with VTDigger, Potter discussed his advocacy work, his support for a Medicare-for-All system and his analysis of Vermont’s failed effort during Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration to create a single-payer program.

In an interview with VTDigger, Potter discussed his advocacy work, his support for a Medicare-for-All system and his analysis of Vermont’s failed effort during Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration to create a single-payer program.
Potter spoke last week at a forum sponsored by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and Vermont Health Care for All.

This interview, conducted before the Burlington event, has been edited for length and clarity....continue to site