The 29 best books to read if you want to disrupt US healthcare, according to top young leaders in the $3.5 trillion industry


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Learning the US healthcare system is no easy task.
We asked the nominees for Business Insider’s list of 30 leaders under 40 who are working to transform US healthcare for the books they’d recommend for people who want to disrupt healthcare.
Here are their top picks.
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Learning about the US healthcare system can be a daunting task.

From caregivers to health insurers, to drug companies, to patients, the $3.5 trillion healthcare system in the US is filled with players whose priorities can differ a lot from one to the other.

We asked the nominees for Business Insider’s list of 30 leaders under 40 who are working to transform US healthcare for book recommendations. In particular: What book would you suggest to anyone who wants to understand healthcare better so that they can try to change it?

The books they suggested range from memoirs to textbooks to deeply reported investigations. Here were their top picks.

Additional reporting by Clarrie Feinstein and Zachary Tracer.

“Understanding Health Policy” by Thomas Bodenheimer and Kevin Grumbach

Recommended by Sara Vaezy, 36, chief digital strategy officer for Providence St. Joseph Health.

Buy it here.

“The American Health Care Paradox” by Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor

Recommended by Dan Brillman, 35, CEO of Unite Us.

Buy it here.

“America’s Bitter Pill” by Steven Brill

Recommended by Toyin Ajayi, 38, chief health officer at Cityblock Health.

Buy it here.

“40 Chances” by Howard G. Buffett

Allison Baker, 29, director of nutrition at Kroger, recommends this book for those in healthcare, even though it has to do with agriculture.

“This book talks about how a farmer over the span of their career and most of their life will have 40 chances to grow a crop,” Baker said. In particular, the book gets into all the decisions that happen that lead to food at our tables.

From where she sits, agriculture has so much to do with healthcare. As the lead of the registered dietician program at Kroger, she has instituted that every year the dieticians go through agriculture training.

“I want them to know that in many ways healthcare starts from the farm, from the field,” Baker.

Buy it here.

“Where Does It Hurt” by Jonathan Bush with Stephen Baker

Recommended by Gil Addo, 33, cofounder of RubiconMD and Ben Wanamaker, 37, head of consumer technology and services at Aetna.

Buy it here.

“Evicted” by Matthew Desmond

Recommended by Iyah Romm, 35, CEO of Cityblock Health.

Buy it here.

“The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine” by Lindsey Fitzharris

“It’s a fascinating story of vision, persistence, and determination of a Victorian era ‘free radical’ who challenges the status quo to usher in the modern era of surgery,” said Joshua DeFonzo, 39, the chief operating officer at Auris Health.

Buy it here.

“Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

Recommended by Ambar Bhattacharyya, 36, managing director at Maverick Ventures.

Buy it here.

“Better” by Atul Gawande

Recommended by Ben Wanamaker, 37, head of consumer technology and services at Aetna.

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