An American Sickness ePub
An American Sickness
An American Sickness ebook
Author: Elisabeth Rosenthal
ISBN-10 : 0143110853
ISBN-13 : 978-0143110859
Publish Date: (March 13, 2018)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages of Book: 432 pages (This may be different)
Genre: Health Insurance, Health Policy, Health Care Delivery
An American Sickness summary
“An American Sickness” is a book by Elisabeth Rosenthal that critically examines the healthcare system in the United States. The book explores the reasons why healthcare in the US is so expensive and why outcomes are often poor.
Rosenthal, a physician and former journalist, argues that the healthcare industry has been taken over by for-profit interests, including insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and hospital systems. She describes how these interests drive up costs and compromise the quality of care for patients.
The book also discusses how patients are exploited and manipulated by the healthcare industry, including issues such as surprise medical bills and unnecessary tests and procedures. Rosenthal calls for a fundamental overhaul of the US healthcare system, arguing that the current system is unsustainable and unfair to patients.
Overall, “An American Sickness” is a well-researched and insightful book that sheds light on the many problems with the US healthcare system. Rosenthal’s recommendations for reform offer a roadmap for how the system could be improved to better serve the needs of patients and society as a whole.