The Center for Media and Democracy's own Wendell Potter, former head Corporate Communications for CIGNA, and now the Center for Media and Democracy's Senior Fellow on Health Care, is going to New York City to tape an interview with Bill Moyers for his show, Bill Moyers' Journal, to be broadcast Friday night, March 5.
Mr. Potter will appear with Marcia Angell, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, who will argue that Congress should scrap current legislation and wait for the current system to collapse, because then the country will accept a single-payer system. Mr. Potter will argue that the country cannot wait for that point, that too many lives are at stake and the health reform bills, as imperfect as they are, contain important reforms that will guarantee coverage for millions of uninsured people. CMD is also proud to announce that Mr. Potter has been appointed the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)-Funded Consumer Representative for 2010. The NAIC is the organization of state insurance regulators for all 50 of the United States, Washington D.C., and five U.S. territories. It assists state insurance regulators in protecting the public interest, promoting competitive markets, and facilitates the fair and equitable treatment of insurance consumers.