Health Care Reform

Wendell Potter Speaks Out for Public Option

From the Huffington Post:

Just hours before the Senate Finance Committee is set to vote (and likely pass) its version of health care reform legislation, the liberal advocacy group has announced a new television advertisement slamming the final product.

Narrated by former health insurance executive Wendell Potter, the spot accuses private insurance of trying to "kill health reform" and whacks the committee for not including a public option to keep the industry honest.

"Take it from me," Potter says, "the Senate Finance bill is a dream come true of the health insurance industry. If there is not public option insurance companies aren’t going to change. The choice of a public health insurance option is the only way to keep insurance companies honest."