January 26, 2021: Whole WA Book Club featuring Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin
This is our third book club! This time we will be reading
With special guest: WENDELL POTTER himself!
Tuesday, January 26th at 5 PM PSTIn June 2009, Wendell Potter made national headlines with his scorching testimony before the Senate panel on health care reform. This former senior VP of CIGNA explained how health insurers make promises they have no intention of keeping. Potter had walked away from a six-figure salary and two decades as an insurance executive because he could no longer abide the routine practices of an industry where the needs of sick and suffering Americans take a backseat to the bottom line.In Deadly Spin, Potter takes readers behind the scenes to show how a huge chunk of our absurd health care spending actually bankrolls a propaganda campaign and lobbying effort focused on protecting one thing: profits. Potter shows how relentless PR assaults play an insidious role in our political process anywhere that corporate profits are at stake-from climate change to defense policy. Deadly Spin tells us why- and how-we must fight back.You can purchase the book online here: https://wendellpotter.com/books/deadly-spin/We encourage you to look for it at your local bookstore as well