“An authoritative account of the distorted financial incentives that drive medical care in the United States.”
Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Non-Fiction Books of 2017.
“A long catalog of horror stories from the world of hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical companies. But An American Sickness does more than that. Dr. Rosenthal looks at the wasteful incentives built into our health care system.”
Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.
This is troubling times for the American society and this moment of dramatic political change has had many confounding effects, including the creation of a dysfunctional healthcare system.
This novel, An American Sickness by talented author, Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal depicts that the medical system has become overrun by organizations seeking to exploit it for a profit rather than to support the American backbone – its health. Rosenthal breaks down the business of medical care into its individual facet such as hospitals, doctors, insurance companies and drug manufacturers.
All this begs the question – when did the caring and empathetic healthcare system turn into predatory lenders that hound patients and seize assets like homes in their greatest time of need.
That answer may not become clear to the general public any time soon but Rosenthal’s An American Sickness makes a stand for the American public by educating readers on how to decode medical double talk, how to avoid the pitfalls that pharmaceutical company set up and how to get the health care you and your family deserve without sacrificing everything.
She explains the inner workings of the medical system which has lacked transparency for far too long. She gives you a look inside the doctor-patient relationship and takes you inside hospital C-suites.
She gives the reader the tools he needs to navigate the labyrinth that American healthcare has become and how to demand reform. This book just may be the frontline defense against a healthcare system that the American public needs. After all, if the people do not have their own well-being at heart, who will?
“This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America”, according to Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene.