In June 2009, Wendell Potter made national headlines with testimony before the Senate panel on health care reform. The former head of public relations at CIGNA explained his view that health insurers make promises they have no intention of keeping, how they flout regulations designed to protect consumers, and how they skew political debate with multi-billion-dollar PR campaigns designed to spread disinformation.
Interview with Wendell Potter: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07102009/profile.html
From the book: The health insurance industry today is dominated by a cartel of large, for-profit corporations. By necessity and by law, the top priority of the officers of these companies is to "enhance shareholder value," and also to maximize executive's personal compensation... In 2007, the CEOs of the ten largest publicly traded health insurance companies collected an average compensation of $11.9 million each.Details: 860-561-6990.