By Elisabeth Rosenthal
"This publication will function the definitive advisor to the earlier and way forward for well-being care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene
At a second of drastic political upheaval, An American illness is a stunning research into our dysfunctional healthcare approach - and provides useful strategies to its myriad problems.
In those afflicted instances, possibly no establishment has unraveled extra speedy and extra thoroughly than American drugs. in just a number of many years, the clinical method has been overrun by means of companies looking to take advantage of for revenue the belief that weak and ailing american citizens position of their healthcare. our legislators have confirmed themselves both unwilling or incapable of reining within the more and more outrageous bills confronted by means of sufferers, and market-based strategies simply appear to funnel greater and bigger sums of our funds into the fingers of enterprises. Impossibly excessive coverage rates and inexplicably huge debts became evidence of existence; fatalism has set in. in a short time american citizens were made to simply accept paying extra for much less. How did issues get so undesirable so quick?
Breaking down this monolithic company into the person industries—the hospitals, medical professionals, insurance firms, and drug manufacturers—that jointly represent our healthcare procedure, Rosenthal exposes the hot evolution of yankee medication as by no means sooner than. How did healthcare, the being concerned undertaking, develop into healthcare, the hugely ecocnomic undefined? health center structures, that are controlled by means of company executives, behave like predatory creditors, hounding sufferers and seizing their houses. study charities are in mattress with colossal pharmaceutical businesses, which surreptitiously make the most of the donations made by means of operating humans. sufferers obtain debts in code, from entrepreneurial medical professionals they by no means even saw.
The process is in tatters, yet we will struggle back. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal does not simply clarify the indications, she diagnoses and treats the affliction itself. In transparent and sensible phrases, she spells out precisely how you can decode clinical doublespeak, keep away from the pitfalls of the prescription drugs racket, and get the care you and your loved ones deserve. She takes you contained in the doctor-patient courting and to sanatorium C-suites, explaining step by step the workings of a approach badly missing transparency. this can be approximately what we will be able to do, as person sufferers, either to navigate the maze that's American healthcare and in addition to call for far-reaching reform. An American Sickness is the frontline protection opposed to a healthcare method that now not has our health and wellbeing at heart.
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An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal