An American Sickness - How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back-logo

An American Sickness - How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

Elisabeth Rosenthal

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At a moment of drastic political upheaval, a shocking investigation into the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, as well as solutions to its myriad of problems In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast? Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries-the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers-that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient rel

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nancy Linari

Length:

13h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:43


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:38


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:30


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:49


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:13


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

09:31


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:34


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:24


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:58


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:35


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

09:44


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

09:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:21


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:50


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:29


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:38


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:40


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:18


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:24


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:19


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:22


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:59


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:59


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:35