You're likely way ahead of me in hearing about Wendell Potter, a former CIGNA executive who turned whistleblower and now writes for The Center for Public Integrity.
Here is Bill Moyers' interview with Potter, from 2009, describing his "lightning bolt" recognition of the disconnect between the needs of 47 million uninsured Americans and his own experience riding on a corporate jet and being served lunch on a gold-rimmed plate.
While I don't usually run opinion pieces in this blog, over the last few months I've come to respect Potter's explanations of what's going on in health care insurance.
So here is his item on insurers' lobbying to enable them to sell “copper” plans under Obamacare that would pay only 50 percent of policyholders’ medical expenses.
The Obamacare law currently prohibits insurers from selling plans paying less than 60 percent of a policyholder’s medical bills.