I am, as you will come to know, a huge fan of audio books. I just got through listening to America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System by Steven Brill.
I am very interested in healthcare in the United States, as we fall way short in in the world in terms of several measures of health. I read an article by this guy in Time Magazine last year that scared the bejeezus out of me, so when I heard there was a book out by him, I immediately got it to listen to.
It is a treatise on the development of the Affordable Care Act, and the book title is a completely apt description of its contents. I could never have read this book in print, and had to stop listening several times because it was so frustrating, but I did listen all the way through. It is a highly imperfect act, and does not address the underlying issues in our healthcare system. But it does point out how imperfect our political system is. He offers some ways the act could be improved. I wish all of us ordinary folks would read or listen to it; maybe we could make a difference if we took action.
Please let me know if you are, too, and what you’d like to hear. If you have any audiobooks you’d like to see the VC/UHV Library purchase, please send us an email.
We have the book on order, so if you’d like to read it – check back soon or let us know and we’ll put your name on the wait list.
Review written by Jennifer F.