Did you know that Apco was created in 1984 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington, DC-based law firm of Arnold & Porter?

Now, it has been reported, Apco played a behind-the-scenes role in the debate over universal health care vs private health care/private health insurance in the United States.

When award-winning film-maker Michael Moore came out with the acclaimed documentary Sicko advocating universal health care for all, the health insurance industry in the United States panicked.

Enter ‘Health Care America’, a front organisation set up to churn out propaganda to counter Moore’s documentary. This organisation was touted as a consumer health care group and quoted by the New York Times and other publications and the media. But who was actually behind Health Care America?

Democracy Now! interviews a health insurance industry whistle-blower here. Notice his mention of Apco.

Now, go to Source Watch to find ‘Bill Pierce’ listed as a media contact for ‘Health Care America’.

And then, meet William Pierce on the Apco Worldwide website here.

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