By Paul Jay
PAUL JAY Welcome back to Reality Asserts Itself on The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. And we’re continuing our discussion with Wendell Potter about the health care system, and his own life, and how he came to decide he couldn’t work in the health insurance industry anymore.
Now joining us again in the studio is Wendell Potter. Thanks for joining us again.
WENDELL POTTER Thank you, Paul.
PAUL JAY Wendell is the author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on how Corporate PR Is Killing Healthcare and Deceiving Americans.
In an earlier segment we talked about your road to Damascus, your coming to understand you just couldn’t stomach the kind of stuff you had to do for the private insurance company you were working for. You talked about the death of a young woman. And we’re going to play a little clip from that part of the interview.
WENDELL POTTER [CLIP] The family began to get a lot of support from activists. The California Nurses Association took up the fight, and they were beginning to stage a protest in front of Cigna’s regional offices in Glendale, California. CNN was there. And when I learned that, that’s when the decision was made, very…