Dr. Elisabeth L. Rosenthal, a longtime New York Times senior writer is currently editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent non-profit DC-based newsroom focusing on health and health policy. (It has no connection to Kaiser Permanente). She received a B.S. degree in biology from Stanford University, an M.A. degree in English literature from Cambridge University, and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. Though her soul is in New York, she now resides in Washington DC. “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back” is her first book.