Bob Souer, By: But by chance America’s Bitter Pill ends up being much more - because as Brill was completing this book, he had to undergo urgent open-heart surgery. The rich get massively richer. A Hard Look At How Big Insurance Companies and Big Drug Companies Make Billiions While Bankrupting America. For administrators of this system to be paid so much more than those who actually deliver the care is disquieting too. And those that like Obama Care would be calling Romney Care the greatest US government social program failure of all time.....Even though both "Care(s)", as described in this book, are almost identical. By: Steven's brilliant style, clever approach and direct questioning is the heart of a book that should be part of the curriculum in high school civics/social studies classes. Karen Cass, How They Deceive Us and What to Do About it, By: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Narrated by: There are also numerous stories of ordinary people with significant health conditions and how they were affected by the ACA. The author focuses on a handful of cases where patients benefitted from the act while completely ignoring those negatively impacted. Paul Krugman - Foreword by, Uwe E. Reinhardt, Marty Makary MD, By: I have always had good insurance so never really paid attention to what was going on behind the scenes. Poverty goes up. 4.3 out of 5 stars. Marcia Angell. wow! Get this audiobook free. ‎ NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • “A tour de force . “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 impossible - written an exciting book about the American health system.” (The New York Review of Books), "America's Bitter Pill is deeply impressive, an important diagnosis of what America needs to know if we’re ever to develop a healthcare system that is fair, efficient, and effective." Lauren Gunderson, Narrated by: The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. is what it should have been titled. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Listeners interested in learning how the United States got a health-care reform bill in 2010 will love this audiobook. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. By: You hear Steve Brill's intelligent voice, his thought process throughout this fascinating and highly informative book. If Mitt Romney had beat Obama to The White House I'm pretty sure we would all be living with Romney Care today. Greg Donahue’s The Minuteman, tells the story of one of Newark’s native sons; ex-prizefighter and longtime Zwillman enforcer Sidney Abramowitz, a.k.a. Henry Strozier, A History of the United States Since 1974, By: Nat Arno, who took over leadership of the Minutemen in 1934 and made it his personal business to put an end to what he saw as the Bund’s “anti-American” activities. For six years, Arno and his crew of vigilantes battled Newark’s Nazis at every turn. America’s Bitter Pill is Steven Brill’s acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing - and failing to change - the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. Even though we all know how it turned out eventually Mr. Brill is able to make the story very suspenseful. Thus, this also becomes the story of how one patient who thinks he knows everything about health-care “policy” rethinks it from a hospital gurney - and combines that insight with his brilliant reporting. From an award-winning Fortune reporter, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals the life-threatening dangers posed by globalization - The Jungle for pharmaceuticals. Famously bipartisan, he advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act. By: By: Marty Makary MD, Narrated by: How does MORE insured people solve the problem of insurance companies refusing to pay for treatment or drugs that doctors say are essential? Michael Pollan, The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall - and Those Fighting to Reverse It, By: I have too many that I still need to get to! Julian E. Zelizer, Narrated by: I highly recommend everyone having any strong views on this topic first read this book and reexamine one's, including my, probably limited understanding. The problem with America’s Bitter Pill (ABP) is the big take away, although universal health coverage is terrific the ACA lacks the regulations to contain consumer costs. . Katherine Eban, Narrated by: $14.95 a month after 30 days. Sometimes to much detail, at least for me. Don Norman, Narrated by: Jared Diamond, Narrated by: the degree to which his opinions on the pharmaceutical industry and hospital charges were I'll informed causes me to call into question his claims in other areas. This is a must-read account for anyone interest in understanding the real stories of Obamacare, stripped bare of much of the partisan hype on both sides. Brill provides the details on the political deals, players, compromises, and negotiations that allowed the ACA to become law. Matt Taibbi. Michael Pollan, known for his best-selling nonfiction audio, including The Omnivores Dilemma and How to Change Your Mind, conceived and wrote Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World as an Audible Original.