PLEASE TAKE TIME TO WATCH THIS EXCELLENT INTERVIEW (link below)
Nobody can describe better than Wendell Potter how insurance companies, lobbyists and politicians put all of their efforts and money in order to brainwash people so they get scared of public health care. Wendell Potter was, for 20 years, the former head of Public Relations for CIGNA, one of the nation's largest insurers. He describes how they "hijack our health care system and put profits before patients". Their goal: profit, profit, profit. This is the ONLY reason why we still have a health-care-for-profit, as opposed to a health-care-for-people, in the US. A lot of frightening truth in this interview.
I have big, big, big concerns... related why now and not why then before he speaked out....but is a good interview for sure.
BIG WORDS... "you think about NUMBERS, you don't think about people!" Scarry huh? You are sure that they will not cancel his retirement plan? LOL
Last edit by zuzi on Oct 25, '09
Do you belive that...?? Well, is possible! But also is possible, another one.... he is a very smart man (I said that?? lol), a super experienced executive, he seen A LOT in his health care management life, , NOW, HE KNOWS, that the time for insurance comapnies will be short, HE SMELLS in the air the change!
So if will be a change and if he truly belive that what happend, was wrong, may be he thinks, why to not speak up now and change the path NOW .
A good mind could used dosen't matter in what type of management system or under what type or orgnisational system.
May be is about conscience also... but SURE, is a part of opportunity also, is AMERICA dear, everyone take the chance is a tiem for changing now in heathcare, everyone knows that, even if we like or not.
We could not blame him, and he is a SUPER smart, THE ONE of smartest men (jeez look at me what I said, lol) lot of experience and old, perfect combination for american image of succes!
I am perfect sure that in his new planned future he will be the same STAR like he was before!
Last edit by zuzi on Oct 26, '09