PositiveThe Washington PostRicardo Nuila’s attempt to untangle the labyrinthine system of American hospitals and, more crucially, American medical insurance ... The book pingpongs, sometimes dizzyingly, between Nuila’s personal history with medicine, the history of medicine more generally ... Though there are times when it seems he is retreading ground he’s already covered, much of that repetition appears to be by design, echoing the endless cycles patients often must work through to find treatment ... The People’s Hospital never shies away from the deep inadequacies of the American health-care system. Nuila admits that though there are some solutions that seem both feasible and necessary, there are other, more complex problems that have no simple answers. Still, it doesn’t seem accidental that the book ends on a distinctly hopeful note ... A hope that even if our health-care system will never become the shining beacon of equitable care all patients deserve, it can, at least, get better.