A decade-long look at how Big Insurance profiteers on American taxpayers and the sick: Wendell Potter

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A decade-long look at how Big Insurance profiteers on American taxpayers and the sick: Wendell Potter

“Over the past several days, I’ve been scouring a dozen years’ worth of big health insurers’ financial disclosures, and I’ve discovered some trends that go a long way toward explaining why most of us are paying much more for coverage that is far less useful and protective than it used to be,” Wendell Potter writes […]

In 2021, 72% of UnitedHealth’s $222.9 billion revenue came from taxpayers: Wendell Potter

In 2021, 72% of UnitedHealth’s $222.9 billion revenue came from taxpayers: Wendell Potter

“As I noted in my last post, UnitedHealth Group made more profits last year than any health insurer has ever made for its shareholders — and considerably more than Wall Street financial analysts had expected,” Wendell Potter writes over at his Substack, Wendell Potter NOW. “Investors were so impressed they rushed to buy shares of […]

Must read: Wendell Potter at Tarbell.org

Must read: Wendell Potter at Tarbell.org

If you’re interested in health care, you must read Wendell Potter over at Tarbell.org. Potter is a former health care industry public relations executive; he left the industry and has started Tarbell.org, an investigative news site. Here’s one example of Wendell’s work: “How corporate health interests, nervous about their profits, are trying to scare you.” […]