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Chatting Up A Storm - Claudia Cragg


Feb 26, 2015

KGNU's Claudia Cragg speaks here with veteran journalist Steven Brill who has put together a comprehensive and, according to The New York Times, “...suitably furious guide to the political landscape of American health care circa 2014 — a tour de force inspection of both sausage and factory.

”“Mr. Brill began his muckraking early in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, with a comprehensive indictment of American health care costs that occupied an entire issue of Time magazine He continued to comment in the pages of Time on the disastrous debut of the act’s health insurance marketplaces that fall and the widespread repair work that still continues.”

 “All this reporting reappears in the book, sometimes verbatim, reframed by several new sections. At the beginning comes a long back story detailing the years of politicking that created the new legislation. At the end, Mr. Brill offers a series of personal insights provoked in large part by his recent, unexpected detour from reporter to patient, and suggestions for how it might all be fixed.”