Friday, July 17, 2009

Bill Moyers on Health Care

The July 10th episode of
Bill Moyers Journal ""

The highlight was the interview with Wendell Potter on Profits Before Patients. "In his first extended television interview since leaving the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter tells Bill Moyers why he left his successful career as the head of Public Relations for CIGNA, one of the nation's largest insurers, and decided to speak out against the industry. "I didn't intend to [speak out], until it became really clear to me that the industry is resorting to the same tactics they've used over the years, and particularly back in the early '90s, when they were leading the effort to kill the Clinton plan.""

It ended with Moyer's essay on Money and the News which completely damns all of Washington and the influence of money on politics. The webites also provides more details on Money, Politics and Health.

Really a great episode. I just wish that Moyer's interview style wasn't so naive sounding. He knows all these things but asks questions as if it's the first time he's heard of them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Health insurance, mortgages, cap and trade, it doesn't matter. The most clever and greedy among us figure out ways to control and then siphon off money from the largest pool of available financial transactions.

At least with taxes, you sometimes get something tangible back for your money.

So folks, keep working hard for your dollars, but please keep giving away your dimes and nickels to the money leeches without a whimper.