America's Bitter Pill

America's Bitter Pill

Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

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Brill expands his Time Magazine piece on how the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing -- and failing to change -- rampant abuses in the healthcare industry.
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Dec 29, 2017

Starts out very well, then it seeps biases and gets very technical quickly. Recommended based on the first three chapters, what a mistake! Seems like the author only wants to criticize, if he disagrees with everything maybe he could suggest some alternatives even if they don’t satisfy those “with a bleeding heart”

Mar 25, 2017

In America's Bitter Pill Brill details the agonizing process of passing the legislation that became Obamacare. I was interested because of the roll-out being such a disaster but became intrigued with the sausage-making. 15 months of agony encapsulated in 450 exhausting pages. But fascinating.

Mar 17, 2016

Scrapping "Obama care" is not the answer. scrapping any thing that comes out of the executive branch is not the answer. scrapping anything that come out of the federal government is not the answer. for the time being the problem that is immanent, present and that needs to be addressed is the private sector pure and simple. it is the private sector that has declared silent war on the average American while having " government" as well in its crosshairs. while "average Americans" sit and watch while loving "fictional tv" and over exuberant sports. the private sector has inflated everything we see around us. and has trashed everything America was suppose to stand for. the private sector has said no to more government oversight so they can keep bleeding the federal reserve the federal trade commission and the internal revenue serve dry and what really backs it. its the American people and there hard earned commodities as well as tax dollars. they have declared open season on the American person by saying be more marketable and don't worry ware cooperate dollars go due to the fact its not suppose to be your money, its our money since we own things. the thing is the American dream was meant to be for the person the individual the worker not the cooperation's which are stock hording green back wealth virtually while they say you are not worth the 15 dollars minimum wage, while they make billions and poor them into other cooperation's stocks they are suppose to be in competition with. this is fraud and they government is going along with it because it gives our elected officials and their counter part underlings something to "bitch" about at face value on the "news" and cspan. the reality is they like to hustle the market while the hole market is robbing the world while making everything look horrible on paper and screen while everyone ignores the true problem and such uses a scape goat and chases smaller problems that no one really wants to reform. the fed is broke china wants gold and our military is strong arming them while they release one coal plant for emission relief lies about emissions and just let the workers go to work for "the Americans" or be street thugs without a healthy alternative, because not even a communist governing country wants a healthy private sector that does not screw the consumer.(not including Russia do to illuminati possibility control measure) go back to work America if you really don't care

Jul 25, 2015

This book describes the events leading to the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) It resembles scores of magazine articles printed in chronological order. Few topics are discussed in any detail beyond what could be found in a typical “Time” article. There are several examples of the worst problems experienced before the ACA was implemented, but there is almost no discussion of widespread dissatisfaction with the ACA.


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