About Center for Health and Democracy
The Center for Health and Democracy (CHD) is a non-profit organization led by renowned healthcare expert and insurance industry whistleblower Wendell Potter that works to transform America’s system of health coverage. The organization’s core belief is that healthcare should be driven not by industry profits and greed, but by the needs and rights of every American to get the quality care they need without concern for cost.
While the overwhelming majority of Americans support this mission, leaders in government have failed to act on it. Therefore, Center for Health and Democracy's mission is twofold: to continue to win this battle of persuasion, and do the democratic work needed to ensure these reforms are enacted.
Through groundbreaking reports and exposés, to war-room style communications work and political engagement, Center for Health and Democracy serves as a counter to corporations, lobbyists and others who spread disinformation or exert undue political influence on the policy-making process.
Care Over Greed:
- Every American should have full healthcare, without having to worry about bills, copays, or deductibles.
- The delivery of healthcare is much more efficient without middle man corporations serving as real-life death panels, denying care in the name of profits.
Stand Up to Misinformation:
- Expose how the current system harms Americans by over-charging them, and obtaining worse medical results than other developed nations.
- Expose corporate and special interest influence in our democracy.
The Center for Health and Democracy's team, board, and volunteers can’t do this work alone. We need your help. If you believe that healthcare should be a right for every American, join us:
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Who is Wendell Potter?
Wendell Potter is a former health insurance executive who had a “crisis of conscience,” becoming disgusted with America’s broken healthcare system after years of helping the industry mislead Americans. Wendell walked away from his job at Cigna, one of the country's largest health insurers, in 2008 and became a vocal critic of the insurance industry and a leading advocate of reform.