Episode # 123 – Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal is Editor-in-Chief at Kaiser Health News, Which Started a Press Snowball Effect by Outing UVA‘s Aggressive Legal Strategy Chasing Thousands for Bills they Generated. It is Over Now, but a Dozen Other Press Outlets did the Same. Hear What Will be Her Encore! Her Book “An American Sickness” Offers Strategies to Protect Yourself from the Bigs.

In this episode, Ron chats with Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief at Kaiser Health News. Here she discusses her career in healthcare journalism and what she views as the most important stories that she has ever covered. She also does a deep dive into the shady practices of some of the bigs and how despite that, there are organizations out there that are doing things right and making a positive difference in American Healthcare. Ron and Elizabeth even discuss some potential topics for her to cover in the future.

Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, joined KHN in September 2016 after 22 years as a correspondent with The New York Times, where she covered a variety of beats from health care to environment and did a stint in the Beijing bureau. While in China, she covered SARS, bird flu and the emergence of HIV/AIDS in rural areas. Libby’s 2013-14 series, “Paying Till It Hurts,” won many prizes for both health reporting and its creative use of digital tools. Her book, “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back” (Penguin Random House, 2017), was a New York Times best-seller and a Washington Post notable book of the year. 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.

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