Steven Brill

Journalist-Entrepreneur; Author, America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Steven Brill is a journalist and entrepreneur. He founded the cable network Court TV (now truTV) and the monthly law magazine The American Lawyer. A law school graduate, he has written for The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineEsquire, and TIME magazine. Brill’s special report in TIME on medical costs, Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us, won the 2014 National Magazine Award. He expanded the piece into a book, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System, which became an instant best-seller when it was published in January 2015.

Videos/Audio of Steven Brill

Education Secretary Arne Duncan discusses the Race to the Top challenge issued by the White House to states. Has it had... See more
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In the United States, a kid drops out of high school every nine seconds. Imagine if they didn't. The documentary... See more
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