The Battle Over Health Insurance Reform
Welcome to Radioactivity on WMNF. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll discuss health care insurance reform, town hall meetings and protests. We'll hear from a former health insurance company executive who is now blowing the whistle on the industry. But first some listener comments about yesterday's program. Yesterday we discussed the diplomatic rescue mission by former President Clinton to return two American journalists from imprisonment in North Korea. Here's what some listeners had to say.
Tonight at 6pm at the Children's Board office in Ybor City, State Rep. Betty Reed and Congresswoman Kathy Castor will hold a town hall meeting on health care. In recent weeks such meetings across the country have been disrupted by angry people who have concerns about health care reform; concerns that sometimes don't match reality. Hillsborough County Republicans are being urged to attend tonight's meeting. Earlier today I spoke with Wes Maddox who is a member of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee.
We also hear from Wendell Potter who spent two decades in the private insurance industry. He's a former spokesperson for health insurance giant Cigna, and has become a critic of the health insurance industry.
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