On April 30, Montclair Public Library & Foundation will present the next Open Book / Open Mind Series: Editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News and award-winning former New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal in conversation about healing American healthcare with Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and formerly ABC News’s Chief Health and Medical editor and the acting director of the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Rosenthal will reveal the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad problems in her new book An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back.
It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn’t just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In her book, Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes readers inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. Dr. Rosenthal explains how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring up organically in a shockingly short span of time.
Dr. Richard Besser will be bringing a wealth of healthcare expertise from different roles to the conversation. He is the new President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the country’s largest health philanthropy, formerly ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor and previously the acting director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) He is the author of Tell Me The Truth Doc-tor: Easy To Understand Answers to your most Confusing and Critical Health Questions. Drs. Rosenthal and Besser will discuss that although the healthcare system is in tatters, there are ways to fix it.
After the discussion, the authors will sign their books which will be available for purchase from Watchung Booksellers.
Open Book / Open Mind Series: Healing American Healthcare — Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal in Conversation with Dr. Richard Besser
Sunday, April 30 at 4 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Limited number of seats by reservation. Remaining seats first come, first served. Register here or call 973-744-0500 ext 2235.