Elisabeth Rosenthal – Tuesday, December 12, 2017

An American Sickness: Healing our Health System

Why are American health costs 2-3 times more than elsewhere in the developed world? How has our national system unraveled so quickly? What are the challenges and threats that it faces today?
Dr. Rosenthal presents an incisive analysis of the financial strategies of insurance, hospitals, doctors, drugs and devices. She critiques topical themes like the strengths and weaknesses of the Affordable Care Act, the attempts to repeal it, and California’s single payer initiative. She analyses ways in which America can truly effect reforms in the delivery and financing of health care and how such changes would affect every one of us.

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal is the author of the best selling An American Sickness, a penetrating investigation into America’s healthcare system. She is editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News. For twenty-two years, she was an award-winning reporter at The New York Times, gaining acclaim for her coverage of health and health policy issues. She holds an MD from Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine, and has worked as an ER physician. She has keynoted healthcare conferences for Consumer Reports, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American College of Physicians and the Mayo Clinic, to name a few.


Elisabeth Rosenthal PBS Interview