Wendell Potter on Why America’s Healthcare System Is to Blame for Our Poor Coronavirus Response

From Philly Magazine:

Wendell Potter used to lie for a living. He admits this fact readily: Twenty years as an insurance executive at Cigna, during which time his job was to peddle misinformation defending the American healthcare system.

Guy quit his job lying to become a truth teller. The guy who created the false narrative about Canada having terrible healthcare. He’s probably making a good bit of money in the process (writing books, speaking, etc), but there’s certainly less of a motivation to shill for a government funded system.

Also on the latest episode of Planet Money.