A “Real” Dialogue on Health Care Forum
“Deadly Spin” Author and Former Health Insurance Executive Turned Health Reform Advocate, Wendell Potter, to Speak at Forum
Virginia Beach-As the Presidential campaign heats up, attacks on the health care law have become the standard fare of Republican candidate debates and have resulted in a slew of misinformation about the law. On Monday, October 3, local groups will set the record straight on what the new health care law—the Affordable Care Act—will mean for Virginians. The forum is sponsored by Virginia Organizing, Empower Hampton Roads and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and will feature Wendell Potter, a former insurance executive turned whistleblower who testified numerous times before Congress on the need for health insurance reform.
Who:Virginia Organizing, Empower Hampton Roads, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Keynote Speaker: Wendell Potter
What:A Real Dialogue on Health Care Featuring Wendell Potter
When:Monday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where:Virginia Beach Central Library (on Virginia Beach Boulevard)
Wendell Potter, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy, will be discussing his new book, Deadly Spin.Potter, a former insurance executive who testifiednumerous times before Congress on the need for health insurance reform, was born and raised steps away from the Virginia border in Kingsport, TN. Potter feels a strong connection to Virginia and cites his 2008 visit to RAM(Remote Area Medical) in Wise County as a critical turning point in his life and career. His book, Deadly Spin, is a critique of corporate PR and the distortion and fear manufactured by America’s health insurance industry. Potter gives a unique view of the health insurance industry’s ongoing fight against health care reform having written many of the industry’s talking points himself.
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.