America's Bitter Pill - Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System-logo

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

Steven Brill

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. It's a fly-on-the-wall account of the titanic fight to pass a 961-page law aimed at fixing America's largest, most dysfunctional industry. It's 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 America's Bitter Pill ends up being much more—because 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 gurney—and 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 America's 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 .

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan Woren

Length:

17h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:53


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:21


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:35


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:08


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:32


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:42


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:26


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:29


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:39


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:51


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:37


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:30


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:18


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:13


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:06


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:17


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:41


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:25


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:38


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:10


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:24


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:03


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:23


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:49


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:17


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:46


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:41


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:41


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:47


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:51


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:49


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:23


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:56


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:17


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:31


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:34


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:56


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:43


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:36


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:55


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:11


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:17


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:09


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:50


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:34


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:27


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:47


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:47


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:27


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:02


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:33


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:02


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:26


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:55


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:52


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:27


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:41


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:05


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:46


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:32


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:40


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:19


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:58


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:57


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:50


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:54


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

08:14


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:03


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:02


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

00:35