An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back
Monday, March 6, 2017
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
In this lecture, Elisabeth Rosenthal, a nationally-renowned columnist and editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, will diagnose one of the underlying flaws in the American healthcare system - the sizable price tag.
In the last quarter century, American healthcare has become a big business, leading to expenses for procedures and drugs that are higher than in any other developed country. How did we come to have our high-priced healthcare system, and what can we do about it?
Rosenthal, author of the NY Times' series "Paying Till it Hurts," will preview her ideas from her upcoming book, "An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back."
Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, joined KHN in September 2016 after 22 years as a correspondent at the New York Times, where she covered a variety of beats from healthcare to environment to reporter in the Beijing bureau. While in China she covered SARs, bird flu and the emergence of HIV/AIDS in rural areas. Libby's two-year-long New York Times series "Paying Till it Hurts" (2013-14) won many prizes for both health reporting and its creative use of digital tools. Her book "An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back" is being published by Penguin Random House in April 2017. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School and briefly practiced medicine in a New York City emergency room before converting to journalism.
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