Steven Brill

Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author

Steven Brill is a longtime journalist and founder of Court TV, The American Lawyer magazine, Brill’s Content Magazine and Journalism Online, LLC. Brill has written feature articles for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Fortune, and TIME, among others.

Highlights include “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker,” the serialized story of how a major drug company marketed an antipsychotic drug illegally to children and the elderly, which was published by Huffington Post Highline and is being developed as a television series. His special report in TIME – “Bitter Pill: How Medical Bills Are Killing Us” – won a 2014 National Magazine Award and inspired his 2015 bestselling book, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System.

His other books include the bestselling Teamsters, After: The Rebuilding and Defending of America in the September 12th Era and Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools. Brill’s upcoming book explaining the unlikely forces and people who caused America’s decline over the last 50 years will be published by Knopf in 2018.

My Sessions

Steven Brill: A conversation on costs with the best-selling author

Presidential Ballroom

In the entire debate over “repeal and replace,” almost nothing has been proposed to address the cost of healthcare – drug prices, hospital profits, etc. I want to start a discussion about the current policy landscape and bring cost into focus. We tend to overtreat because of incentives, but to me, the cost issue boils down to this […]

High Costs