America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System Author Steven Brill
ISBN-10 0812986687
ISBN-13 9780812986686
Year 2015-08-18
Pages 528
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Americas Bitter Pill is Steven Brills acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare was written how it is being implemented and most important how it is changingand failing to changethe rampant abuses in the healthcare industry Its a fly on the wall account of the titanic fight to pass a 961 page law aimed at fixing Americas largest most dysfunctional industry Its a penetrating chronicle of how the profiteering that Brill first identified in his trailblazing Time magazine cover story continues despite Obamacare And it is the first complete inside account of how President Obama persevered to push through the law but then failed to deal with the staff incompetence and turf wars that crippled its implementation But by chance Americas Bitter Pill ends up being much morebecause as Brill was completing this book he had to undergo urgent open heart surgery Thus this also becomes the story of how one patient who thinks he knows everything about healthcare policy rethinks it from a hospital gurneyand combines that insight with his brilliant reporting The result a surprising new vision of how we can fix American healthcare so that it stops draining the bank accounts of our families and our businesses and the federal treasury Praise for Americas Bitter Pill A tour de force a comprehensive and suitably furious guide to the political landscape of American healthcare persuasive shocking The New York Times An energetic picaresque narrative explanation of much of what has happened in the last seven years of health policy Brill has pulled off something extraordinary The New York Times Book Review A thunderous indictment of what Brill refers to as the toxicity of our profiteer dominated healthcare system Los Angeles Times A sweeping and spirited new book that chronicles the surprisingly juicy tale of reform The Daily Beast One of the most important books of our time Walter Isaacson Superb Brill has achieved the seemingly impossiblewritten an exciting book about the American health system The New York Review of BooksFrom the Hardcover edition

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