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Why Former Cigna VP Wendell Potter Now Supports Medicare For All

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Visitors to the Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns in New York.

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Wendell Potter, a whistleblower and former VP of Cigna, about how the COVID-19 crisis is exposing our broken public health system and the failures of private health insurance.

Potter says layoffs will cause millions of people to lose their health insurance because they get it from their employers. Will COVID-19 lead to increased calls for Medicare for all? We’ll also find out what it will take to get healthcare workers the equipment they desperately need.

Guest:

Wendell Potter, former VP for corporate communications at Cigna, president of Medicare For All Now!, and author of three books, including Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It

Web Resources:

NPR: Coronavirus Reset: How To Get Health Insurance Now

 

The Guardian, Wendell Potter:Millions of Americans are about to lose their health insurance in a pandemic

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Juliana Feliciano Reyes: ‘It’s like we are just a piece of garbage’: Laid-off Philly workers face life without health insurance

ProPublica, Marshall Allen: A Nurse Bought Protective Supplies for Her Colleagues Using GoFundMe. The Hospital Suspended Her.