United states is the only developed nation that does not guarantee healthcare to all its citizens, even though it spends 3 trillion dollars a year, All the other industrialized nations provide universal healthcare, for half the expenditure and also achieve better health as well as longer life span. Bitter pill sheds light on unintegrated, profit driven commercial enterprise of medical-industrial complex perpetuated by a corrupt political system. The documentary is a comprehensive dissection of healthcare in America by a brain surgeon in practice for 16 years, to expose the deep rooted cancer that is destroying healthcare delivery in America. The prescription to cure that cancer is like a bitter pill. Unless Americans accept that bitter medicine, healthcare in America will not survive.