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Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium
Date:8/6/2009

Truth-teller Wendell Potter Asks White House Officials to See Insurance Crisis First-Hand

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Consumer Watchdog:

In private and public messages to federal Office of Reform chief Nancy Ann DeParle, insurance whistle-blower Wendell Potter has urged a White House presence at a Los Angeles stadium next week where medical volunteers will offer health care services to uninsured and underinsured people who can't afford to see a doctor.

See the whole letter below, or at http://prwatch.org/node/8488

The eight-day event, starting next Tuesday, is sponsored by the Tennessee-based Remote Area Medical (RAM), which was founded to provide medical aid in the Third World. The group now also sponsors mass health care events in the U.S., attended by thousands seeking medical care. The event at the Los Angeles Coliseum, former home of the Lakers basketball team, is RAM's first such urban expedition.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan Consumer Watchdog urges the White House to respond to Potter's invitation.

Potter, like DeParle, is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee. He was an executive, primarily with the Humana and Cigna insurance companies, for 20 years, and recently offered striking insider testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on how "insurance companies confuse their customers and dump the sick -- all so they can satisfy their Wall Street investors."

Get link to Potter's testimony at http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/pati
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