Healthcare Hero: Wendell Potter

Via Cesca

Sure, he was once a villain with CIGNA, but now he's really redeeming himself by fighting hard for reform and the public option. Here's Potter's opening statement:

“A public option must be created to provide true choice to consumers or reform will fail to fix the root of the severe problems that have been caused in large part by the greedy demands of Wall Street. By creating a strong public option and restricting the insurance companies’ ability to enrich executives and investors at the expense of taxpayers and consumers, HR 3200 [the House health bill] will truly benefit Americans,” Potter said in his opening statement.

“The Baucus plan, on the other hand, would create a government subsidized monopoly for the purchase of bare bones high deductible policies that would truly benefit big insurance. In other words, insurers would win, your constituents would lose.”

Here's Speaker Pelosi backing the need for the public option:

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