An Insider on the Constant Campaign to Make Non-American Healthcare Look Like an Apocalypse

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Health insurance whistleblower: I lied to Americans about Canadian medicine - The Washington Post

Of the many regrets I have about what I once did for a living, one of the biggest is slandering Canada’s health-care system. If the United States had undertaken a different kind of reform in 2009 (or anytime since), one that didn’t rely on private insurance companies that have every incentive to limit what they pay for, we’d be a healthier country today.

Wendell Potter ran disinformation campaigns to scare Americans about what Canadian healthcare looked like. He's done, but others have taken his place.