American Business 101 How the Country Really Works

July 10, 2009
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/profile.html
Last month, testimony in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation by a former health insurance insider named Wendell Potter made news even before it occurred: CBS NEWS headlined: "Cigna Whistleblower to Testify." After Potter's testimony the industry scrambled to do damage control: "Insurers defend rescissions, take heat for lack of transparency."

In his first television interview since leaving the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter tells Bill Moyers why he left his successful career as the head of Public Relations for CIGNA, one of the nation's largest insurers, and decided to speak out against the industry. "I didn't intend to [speak out], until it became really clear to me that the industry is resorting to the same tactics they've used over the years, and particularly back in the early '90s, when they were leading the effort to kill the Clinton plan.

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Fred watch the video and report back to that libertarian boss on how the system really works. It ain't all about BIG GOVERNMENT.
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/profile3.html
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/profile.html
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/watch3.html

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Amazing video. I'm afraid to show Brian though, maybe you could call the show and tell him all about it.

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Why? The last time the host hung up on me!

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Blade letter-to-the-editor
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090712/OPINION03...
Here's why the U.S.A. is in a spot
A tragedy is happening. The single-payer option for national health care is favored by 70 percent of the public. Yet Congress and the current administration are eliminating this option. They have caved in to the HMO and drug lobbies.

The argument that government is bad and free enterprise is never wrong is flawed. That's the thinking that gave us today's economic depression. Common sense dictates that government should operate for the good of all, not just corporate interests. Other countries have figured this out, but not the United States.

Here you have corporations lobbying government for their bottom line, and then their hypocritical sh#lls Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, or John Boehner cry socialism for any other programs.

More subsidies go to corporations than any entitlement programs. The reality is that government and taxes didn't get us in this depression. Corporate corruption of Congress and the free-enterprise pigs who sold this country down the tubes for profits did that.

The pigs want all the money. That's why corporations can hide money offshore, why your jobs are sent overseas, and why wages have been stagnant for 30 years. It's why trade laws favor foreign investments exploiting cheap labor, why Wall Street is a casino for your 401(k), and why Ponzi mortgage schemes exist.

It's why America ranks 31st in the world in health care, soon to fall farther, if you say and do nothing.

Paul Szymanowski

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