Wendell Potter

author and former health insurance executive

Guest

Author of the forthcoming book Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do about It; former senior fellow on healthcare at the Center for Media and Democracy; former head of corporate communications for CIGNA, the country's fourth-largest insurer

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