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By Steven Brill

ISBN-10: 081299695X

ISBN-13: 9780812996951

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America’s sour Pill is Steven Brill’s acclaimed publication on how the reasonable Care Act, or Obamacare, used to be written, the way it is being carried out, and, most crucial, the way it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses within the healthcare undefined. It’s a fly-on-the-wall account of the huge struggle to move a 961-page legislations geared toward solving America’s greatest, so much dysfunctional undefined. It’s a penetrating chronicle of ways the profiteering that Brill first pointed out in his trailblazing Time journal conceal tale keeps, regardless of Obamacare. And it's the first entire, within account of ways President Obama endured to push in the course of the legislations, yet then did not take care of the employees incompetence and turf wars that crippled its implementation.
 
yet accidentally America’s sour Pill finally ends up being a lot more—because as Brill used to be finishing this publication, he needed to suffer pressing open-heart surgical procedure. hence, this additionally turns into the tale of ways one sufferer who thinks he is aware every thing approximately healthcare “policy” rethinks it from a sanatorium gurney—and combines that perception together with his great reporting. the end result: a shocking new imaginative and prescient of the way we will repair American healthcare in order that it stops draining the financial institution money owed of our households and our companies, and the federal treasury.
 
Praise for America’s sour Pill
 
“A travel de strength . . . a accomplished and certainly livid advisor to the political panorama of yank healthcare . . . persuasive, shocking.”The long island Times
 
“An lively, picaresque, narrative clarification of a lot of what has occurred within the final seven years of health and wellbeing coverage . . . [Brill] has pulled off anything extraordinary.”—The manhattan occasions ebook Review
 
“A thunderous indictment of what Brill refers to because the ‘toxicity of our profiteer-dominated healthcare system.’ ”Los Angeles Times
 
“A sweeping and lively new publication [that] chronicles the unusually juicy story of reform.”The day-by-day Beast
 
“One of an important books of our time.”—Walter Isaacson
 
“Superb . . . Brill has completed the likely impossible—written a thrilling booklet in regards to the American healthiness system.”The New York evaluation of Books

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Long island occasions BESTSELLERAmerica’s sour capsule is Steven Brill’s acclaimed booklet on how the reasonable Care Act, or Obamacare, used to be written, the way it is being carried out, and, most crucial, the way it is changing—and failing to change—the rampant abuses within the healthcare undefined. It’s a fly-on-the-wall account of the immense struggle to cross a 961-page legislation geared toward solving America’s greatest, so much dysfunctional undefined.

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The young professor would then turn the black box’s pronouncements into widely followed articles in scholarly journals and even some publications with broader reach. He earned tenure at MIT, and his reputation grew. By 2005, aides to Mitt Romney came calling. Romney, a first-term Republican governor of Massachusetts, was a Harvard MBA, who had been a successful management consultant and private equity investor. In large part because Massachusetts faced losing hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid support from Washington unless it came up with a new plan to insure more of its citizens, Romney wanted to create a market-based healthcare reform program.

It was a one-at-a-time speaking forum sponsored by Stern’s union and the Center for American Progress, the center-left Washington think tank that housed refugees from the administration of President Bill Clinton who were considered, at least by each other, as a staff-in-waiting for the next Democratic president. There was to be no give-and-take among the candidates. Each would make an opening statement of three to five minutes to a crowd in the Cox Pavilion auditorium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, filled with members of Stern’s union and local and national political junkies.

Those on the left who tried to pick up and expand on TR’s cause over the next two decades were successfully attacked from two sides. At a time when Germany had become a prime American enemy, some argued that government-supplied healthcare seemed too much like the kaiser’s program. Others, playing off the Red Scare then coursing through American politics, said it smacked of socialism or communism. The attacks worked, in no small part because people were still not reaching into their pockets too deeply when they got sick.

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