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Brian Alexander, "The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town"
Bestselling author Brian Alexander presents an intimate, heart-wrenching portrait of one small hospital that reveals the magnitude of the healthcare crisis. Bryan, Ohio - population 8,500 - is still trying to recover from the Great Recession. As Bryan’s only hospital fights against a rapidly consolidating medical industry, a 39-year-old diabetic literally fights for his limbs, and a 55-year-old contractor lies dying in the emergency room. With these and other stories, Alexander strips away policy to reveal Americans’ struggle against a powerful system that’s stacked against them, but yet so fragile it blows apart when the pandemic hits. Culminating with COVID-19, this book offers a blueprint for how we created the crisis we're in.
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