visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAmericas Bitter Pill is Steven Brills acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare was written how it is being implemented and most important how it is changingand failing to changethe rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. Its a fly-on-the-wall account of the titanic fight to pass a 961-page law aimed at fixing Americas largest most dysfunctional industry. Its a penetrating chronicle of how the profiteering that Brill first identified in his trailblazing Time magazine cover story continues despite Obamacare. And it is the first complete inside account of how President Obama persevered to push through the law but then failed to deal with the staff incompetence and turf wars that crippled its implementation.But by chance Americas Bitter Pill ends up being much morebecause as Brill was completing this book he had to undergo urgent open-heart surgery. Thus this also becomes the story of how one patient who thinks he knows everything about healthcare policy rethinks it from a hospital gurneyand combines that insight with his brilliant reporting. The result: a surprising new vision of how we can fix American healthcare so that it stops draining the bank accounts of our families and our businesses and the federal treasury.Praise for Americas Bitter PillA tour de force . . . a comprehensive and suitably furious guide to the political landscape of American healthcare . . . persuasive shocking.The New York TimesAn energetic picaresque narrative explanation of much of what has happened in the last seven years of health policy . . . [Brill] has pulled off something extraordinary.The New York Times Book ReviewA thunderous indictment of what Brill refers to as the toxicity of our profiteer-dominated healthcare system. Los Angeles TimesA sweeping and spirited new book [that] chronicles the surprisingly juicy tale of reform.The Daily BeastOne of the most important books of our time.Walter IsaacsonSuperb . . . Brill has achieved the seemingly impossiblewritten an exciting book about the American health system.TheNew York Review of Books Biografía del autor Steven Brill has written for The New Yorker Time and The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School he also founded and ran Court TVThe American Lawyer magazine ten regional legal newspapers and Brills Contentmagazine. Brill was the author of Times March 4 2013 Special Report Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us for which he won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Service. Brill also teaches journalism at Yale where he founded the Yale Journalism Initiative to encourage and enable talented young people to become journalists. He is married with three adult children and lives in New York.