The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series featured Editor in Chief of Kaiser Health News Elisabeth Rosenthal to discuss her recent book An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back. Joanne Kenen, Health Care Editor at Politico, moderated the conversation.
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About An American Sickness
Dr. Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. She doesn’t just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve.
Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring up organically in a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sickness is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.