Navigation Links
CIGNA Whistleblower Calls for More Heath Insurance Accountability in Heath Care Reform
Date:7/24/2009

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued by Consumer Watchdog:

Who:

Wendell Potter, former head of corporate communications for CIGNA health insurance

When:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 8:30 a.m.

Where:

Hilton

Civil Justice Foundation Breakfast of Champions

Room: Continental 5, on Ballroom Level

333 O'Farrell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

What:

Fresh off powerful testimony in front of a key U.S. Senate committee, a former health insurance executive turned whistleblower will give a speech at the Civil Justice Foundation's annual Breakfast of Champions. In the speech, Potter will relate his reasons for going public, urge new accountability of the industry he once worked for, and warn of the political power of insurance companies in the current health reform debate in Washington D.C.

Potter will tell the story of one prominent CIGNA patient -- Nataline Sarkisyan -- whose death after CIGNA delayed a needed kidney transplant was a catalyst to Potter's decision to blow the whistle on the health insurance industry.

Potter will call for national reform requiring insurance companies to be more honest about the fine print of their policies and providing new legal accountability over the industry.

Potter will receive the Civil Justice Foundation's Community Champion Award.

For more information about Wendell Potter, including his recent appearance on Bill Moyers Journal, go to: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Wendell_Potter


'/>"/>
SOURCE Consumer Watchdog
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. CIGNA Group Insurance Shows Consumers Theres More to Life Through a New Consumer Education Toolkit
2. CIGNA Employees Take to the Road to Promote Health and Wellness
3. Dr. Allen Woolf Appointed Chief Medical Officer For CIGNA Group Insurance
4. Ken Sperling to Lead CIGNA HealthCare Retiree Solutions Unit
5. J.D. Power and Associates Reports: CIGNA HealthCare Recognized for Call Center Customer Satisfaction Excellence For a Second Consecutive Year
6. CIGNA Group Insurance Celebrates Return to Work Success During National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
7. CIGNA HealthCare Continues Gains in Health Care Quality
8. CIGNA Behavioral Health Offers Members Online Provider Profiles
9. ICMA/CIGNA Survey: U.S. Cities and Counties Begin to Focus on Health Risks and Costs
10. CIGNA Capitulates to Patient Revolt
11. RNs Statement on Death of Nataline Sarkisyan: CIGNA Should Have Listened to her Doctors and Approved the Transplant a Week Ago
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board ... Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will ... Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & ... and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to ... with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the ... business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New ... the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), ... in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , ... Following a ... sustained minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and ... been completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, ... solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared the results ... Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. ... Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej ... Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in ...
(Date:10/5/2017)...  In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, ... (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen – ... a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s acute ... Recognizing the value and importance of the ... Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that practitioners ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: