The homeless have become a fixture of the urban landscape in cities across America. One psychiatrist spent two years speaking to the mentally ill living on the streets of San Francisco, learning about their lives. Now he shares those stories, along with his ideas about how to improve our homelessness and mental health problem nationwide.
According to journalist Steven Brill, the Affordable Care Act changes some of the rules about who pays for what in health care, but a basic problem remains: the cost. In a lengthy cover story for Time Magazine, he explains why labs, drug companies, hospital administrators and the purveyors of medical equipment make so much money. He also explores why doctors who don’t game the system are getting squeezed and why patients, especially those under 65, are left holding the bag. Join us to talk with Steven Brill about why we pay so much for health care in the U.S. and what we can do about it.
- Steven Brill journalist and author of "Bitter Pill: How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care," a special report for Time Magazine's March 4, 2013, edition.
Bitter Pill: The Exorbitant Prices Of Health Care
Steven Brill talks to TIME about his cover story on the outrageous pricing and egregious profits that are destroying our health care.
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