America's Bitter Pill By Steven Brill

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Mike Ferguson once said, America 's doctors, nurses and medical researchers are the best in the world, but our health care system is broken. The employees inside the U.S. health care system are some of the best in the world, but the way the system is implemented is broken. The book America’s Bitter Pill, written by Steven Brill, takes an in depth look at the health care system in America. It goes in depth about Obamacare and how it was written, being installed, and changing or failing to change the system. The writing of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was a tedious and difficult project. Also, the initial release of Obamacare was an utter failure, the day people were able to access the website it crashed. After the website was fixed and people were able to begin signing up it started to change things in the health care system, others it could not fix. Finally, the system has to change, lower …show more content…
health care system works is either you have insurance or you cannot afford health care. Big businesses were running the system, they were able to do what they wanted. They had prices wherever they wanted because people need hospitals and whatnot when they get injured or sick. Once released they are billed, this is an enormous amount to come out of pocket if they do not have insurance. Even if they do have health insurance their rates are raised. The health care system in America is expensive, a simple box of gauze pads are $77. People are refused attention because they cannot afford it, Brill watched as patients were denied cancer treatment at a hospital. If you do not have insurance you cannot come out of the hospital in debt, but insurance is not cheap either. Obamacare would have helped me personally growing up, I have not had insurance until I came here. My family was never able to afford health care for me or my brother, this would help consumers. This goes to show how broken the system was, it has improved but it needs to keep getting

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