America's Bitter Pill is Steven Brill's much-anticipated, sweeping narrative of how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing - and failing to change - the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. Brill probed the depths of our nation's healthcare crisis in his trailblazing Time magazine Special Report, which won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Interest.
"Good facts but sometimes one sided conclusions"
In a reporting tour de force, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s failure to educate its children and points the way to reversing that failure. Brill not only takes us inside their roller-coaster battles, he also concludes with a surprising prescription for what it will take from both sides to put the American dream back in America’s schools.
"A Good Place to Start"
After is an astounding, inspiring, and exciting account of America in the first year of the September 12 era. Based on 347 on-the-record interviews and revelations from memos of government meetings, court filings, and other documents, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes us inside the critical dramas of the year after the September 11 attacks, from the Justice Department's drive to find terror cells to Congress's decision to bail out the airline industry.
"New Material---Worth Hearing"
Tonight on the program, an update on the last month's cyber-attack on the Democratic National Committee. Charlie is joined by Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations; Raj De, former general counsel at the National Security Agency; Michael Riley of Bloomberg News; and David Sanger of the New York Times.
We conclude with Steven Brill discussing his article in The Atlantic, "Are We Any Safer?"