In his book Deadly Spin, Wendell Potter takes readers behind the scenes to show how a huge chunk of our healthcare spending actually bankrolls a propaganda campaign and lobbying effort focused on protecting one thing: profits. Whatever the fate of the current health care legislation, it makes no attempt to change that fundamental problem. Relentless PR assaults play an insidious role in our political process anywhere that corporate profits are at stake–from climate change to defense policy. Deadly Spin tells us why–and how–we must fight back.
With the state facing spiraling Medicaid costs, a dwindling number of family physicians, and private insurers and patients alike trying to lower their medical bills, some say a more independent role for nurse practitioners is an idea whose time has come — and one that could save the state millions of dollars a year. [View Article]
Los Angeles Times (02/20/2011) Carol J. Williams
Palm Beach Post (02/20/2011) by Michael Gormley
Arizona Daily Star (February 23, 2011)
New York Times (February 22, 2011) by Adam Liptak
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