The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 31, 2010 - Medical - 304 pages
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A New York Times Bestseller
With an Explanation of the 2010 Health Reform Bill


Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world--France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond--to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a plain-English explanation of the 2010 health care reform bill, The Healing of America is required reading for all those hoping to understand the state of health care in our country, and around the world.
  

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User Review  - literarylioness7777 - LibraryThing

This was a poorly researched book. According to the author one can "contract" lupus and ovarian cancer. Also the author used very little statistical evidence to support his points. I would not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Preston Kutney - Goodreads

I'm probably just a biased Canadian, but here is an excerpt from a great Malcolm Gladwell article that describes my opinion of the US health care system: "One of the great mysteries of political life ... Read full review

Contents

THE BISMARCK MODEL
THE BEVERIDGE MODEL
THE OUTOFPOCKET MODEL
COVERAGE
QUALITY
COST
COVERAGE
QUALITY
THEY ARE WASTEFUL SYSTEMS RUN BY BLOATED BUREAUCRACIES
THOSE SYSTEMS ARE TOO FOREIGN TO WORK IN THE USA
A UNIFIED SYSTEM
NONPROFIT FINANCING
UNIVERSAL COVERAGE
A QUEST FOR TWO CURES
FRANCE THE VITAL CARD
GERMANY APPLIED CHRISTIANITY

COST
THE PUBLIC HEALTH MODEL
THE MEDICAL MODEL
ITS ALL SOCIALIZED MEDICINE OUT THERE
THEY RATION CARE WITH WAITING LISTS AND LIMITED CHOICE
CANADA SORRY TO KEEP YOU WAITING
TOO BIG TO CHANGE?
THE FIRST QUESTION
OBAMACARE
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About the author (2010)

T. R. REID is a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post and former chief of its Tokyo and London bureaus as well as a commentator for National Public Radio. His books include The United States of Europe, The Chip, and Confucius Lives Next Door.

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