- To begin with, the story is over 24,000 words long. That’s long enough for a book.
- Secondly, it is full of horror stories about patients being overbilled compared to Medicare rates.
- Thirdly, it is critical of hospital administrators, who run multibillion institutions, that are the major employers in many American cities.
- Fourthly, there seems to be no accountability, no rhyme or reason, for the excessive bills and no attempts to fix them.
- Fifthly , it is harsh in its criticism of America’s hospitals’ charges, a major driver of our health costs, which exceed those of other nations by at least 27%.
I asked myself – Who is Steven Brill?