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The Cost of Healthcare: A Talk by Elisabeth Rosenthal
November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
“An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back”
A talk about the fierce debate on what to do about the high cost of medical care today by doctor and journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal
For our November Narrative Medicine Rounds, we welcome back Elisabeth Rosenthal, who is Harvard-trained medical doctor and veteran journalist, first with The New York Times and currently editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, the independent foundation funded reporting project focusing on health and health policy news. Dr. Rosenthal will talk about what she discovered researching and reporting the way healthcare has become a business in the last twenty-five years and many of the lessons she learned while writing An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.
Elisabeth Rosenthal spent 22 years as a correspondent at The New York Times, where she covered a variety of beats from healthcare to environment to reporter in the Beijing bureau. While in China she covered SARs, bird flu and the emergence of HIV/AIDS in rural areas. Her two-year-long NYT series “Paying Till it Hurts” (2013-14) won many prizes for both health reporting and its creative use of digital tools. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School and briefly practiced medicine in a New York City emergency room before converting to journalism.