How health care reform will affect you
WENDELL POTTER tailors a narrative to explain how the current health policy debate could impact your company, organization, or association.
Pulling back the curtains on how insurers operate
What business leaders, health care executives, patients, and others need to know about how payers truly operate, and how to leverage that insider information to benefit your organization.
10 questions every employer should ask their health insurer
Health insurers are anything but forthcoming when it comes to providing detailed information to employer customers. Here's what to ask to get the information you really need.
The need to check aggressive prior authorization
A top concern of doctors nationwide is how aggressive insurers have become in requiring prior authorization. It is a practice that places greater burdens on doctors, and is harming the doctor -patient relationship. We'll examine how to fight back.
How and why health insurers are profiting off the pandemic
A review and analysis of health insurer profits in 2020, showing just how focused insurers are on maximizing earnings, at the expense of doctors, providers and the public.
The grave danger of dropping coverage for preexisting conditions
The Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act will have far reaching implications -- particularly for those with preexisting conditions. This talk remembers a time when preexisting conditions were not covered, and the grave consequences of ACA invalidation. It also considers what Congress can and will do following the Supreme Court ruling.
Is your business self-insured? Then you need to know ERISA -- and your legal exposure
ERISA is a law that few people, including employers, understand, but it is a law that has an enormous impact on private health insurance in the U.S. Insurers are taking advantage of ERISA in ways that benefit payers, take advantage of workers -- and open employers up to major legal liability.
How to fight insurer denial and underpayment
Tactics, tools and resources your practice can employ to fight back against common health insurer practices that pick doctor's pockets, including aggressive prior authorization, claim denials, and underpayments.
The truth about surprise medical billing
America has become fixated with surprise medical bills. This talk will explain how health insurers systemically created "out-of-network" bills to drive higher profits, and have deftly shifted the blame for their creation of "surprise bills" to doctors and hospitals.
His impassioned plea for healthcare reform, was driven by his industry insider status: Potter saw first hand how insurance companies could devastate the lives of customers by denying coverage to patients facing serious health issues; or by setting policy deductibles so high that customers were forced into financial ruin. In addition, his urgent call for policy action was shaped by his experience as an analyst at The Center for Public Integrity and as a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. These roles contributed to Potter’s expertise, and a perspective that is informed by both analytical insights and direct advocacy for consumer interests in the realm of insurance and healthcare.
New York Times Best Selling author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, Potter also wrote Obamacare: What's in It for Me? What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care Act as well as For Want of a Dentist: The Rise of the Dental Therapy Movement in Tribal Nations and the U.S., Lessons from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Most recently Potter along with Nick Penniman co-authored Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.
In his substack newsletter, ‘HEALTH CARE un-covered,’ Potter examines and reports on breaking news within the U.S. healthcare system and insurance industry, and its impact on patient care.
Potter’s unique perspective blends insurance industry insider knowledge with fervent dedication to transform healthcare. Frequently hosted by physician, attorney, policy maker, employer, and other professional groups eager for insight on issues of concern, he engages audiences on a wide range of topics:
As the most influential advocate for healthcare reform, Wendell Potter exposes the dark underbelly of health insurance companies, shedding light on their deceptive tactics to maximize profits. Potter's courageous stance has catapulted him into the forefront of the healthcare reform movement, earning him accolades as a compassionate and influential thought leader.