During our September meeting, Action Group members are invited to engage in a lively roundtable discussion of the highly regarded book An American Sickness. It is a New York Times bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2017, NPR Best Books of 2017, and Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017.
About the book:
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal was for 22 years a reporter, correspondent, and senior writer at The New York Times before becoming the editor in chief of Kaiser Health News. She holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine, and has worked as an emergency department physician.
In An American Sickness, Dr. Rosenthal shares her insights regarding:
“An eye-opening discussion…[An] important book… Rosenthal told an interviewer her goal was to ‘start a very loud conversation’ that will be ‘difficult politically to ignore.’ We need such a conversation — not just about how the market fails, but about how we can change the political realities that stand in the way of fixing it.”
The New York Times Book Review
“Elisabeth Rosenthal’s meticulous history of the crisis in American health care should be required reading for our generation. I have not read another volume that diagnoses the ‘deeply, perhaps fatally, flawed’ system of health insurance and delivery with such lucidity, dissects its critical shortcomings, and provides such a clear prescription for its ills. Bold, imaginative, tautly written and filled with fury and compassion, this book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”
Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene
Interested in a quick preview from the author? Check out this nine-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Dybo3BomU (YouTube also has longer, in-depth interviews with Dr. Rosenthal.)
September 18, 2018
8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and networking
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Book discussion
If you have a friend or colleague who is considering Action Group membership, please contact Sue Jesseman (email@example.com) for a complimentary meeting pass!
*This is a book club discussion. The author will not be in attendance.*See all Events