Deadly spin : an insurance company insider speaks out on how corporate PR is killing health care and deceiving Americans / Wendell Potter.
By: Potter, Wendell.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2010Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: x, 277 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1608192814 :; 9781608192816 :.Subject(s): Health insurance -- United States | Insurance companies -- Public relations -- United States | Insurance, Health -- economics -- United States | Delivery of Health Care -- economics -- United States | Health Care Reform -- economics -- United States | Health Care Sector -- economics -- United States | Public Relations -- economics -- United StatesDDC classification: 659.2/936800973
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-261) and index.
The beginning -- The campaign against Sicko -- Perception is reality -- Remote area medical in Wise County, Virginia -- Health care history, reform, and failure -- Consumer-driven care -- It's all about the money -- An end too soon -- ERISA stymies the Sarkisyans, and us -- A victory, of sorts -- The playbook -- Spinning out of control.
A former senior vice president at Cigna who testified before the Senate panel on health care reform explains how health insurers bankroll propaganda campaigns and lobbying efforts aimed solely at protecting a company's profits and not the health of thoseinsured.