Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Speakout Advanced p 85. Health Care. Extra Listening
Sicko offers a documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France.
You can also hear an interesting interview with Wendell Potter. He was head of public relations for CIGNA, one of the biggest health insurance companies in the US. Potter testified before Congress alleging that the industry was engaging in deceptive practices that hurt consumers.
You can also watch Wendell Potter on Bill Moyers Journal.