While the Obama administration claims ‘all options are on the table’ for healthcare reform, it’s already rejected the solution favored by most Americans, including doctors: single-payer universal healthcare. In this two disc set award winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez interview Howard Dean and Wendell Potter about the current state and future of healthcare reform in the United States.
Disc 1: Howard Dean on His Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform
Hour long interview with physician, six-term Vermont governor, Democratic Presidential candidate in 2004, and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean. Dean’s solution embraces President Obama’s healthcare plan but argues that the reform bill is “not worth passing unless the American people have the choice of signing up for a public option—a real public option.”
Date: July 17, 2009
Disc 2: “They Dump the Sick to Satisfy Investors”: Insurance Exec Turned Whistleblower Wendell Potter Speaks Out Against Healthcare Industry
Hour long interview with Wendell Potter, former head of corporate communications at CIGNA, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies. Potter speaks about his own transformation from industry mouthpiece to whistleblower, the healthcare industry’s extensive PR and lobbying machine, the campaign to discredit Michael Moore’s film Sicko, and the insurance industry’s most pressing task: the fight against a public option, let alone a single-payer system.
Date: July 16, 2009
Purchase these discs individually:
• Interview with Howard Dean
• Interview with Wendell Potter
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