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

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Penguin, Aug 31, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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A New York Times Bestseller, with an updated 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  - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing

I mostly sat out the Great Health Care Debate of '09, largely because, as Reid's book points out, American conversations about health care seem to focus on ideologically charged technicalities, not ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
THREE The Paradox
The Vital Card
Applied Christianity
Universal Coverage No Bills
Sorry to Keep You Waiting
TEN Too Big to Change?
ELEVEN An Apple a
TWELVE The First Question
THIRTEEN Major Surgery
AN AFTERWORD
A Note of Thanks
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T. R. Reid is a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post and former chief of its Tokyo and London bureaus. He is a commentator for National Public Radio and has been a correspondent for several PBS documentaries. His bestselling books include A Fine Mess, The Healing of AmericaThe United States of EuropeThe Chip, and Confucius Lives Next Door.

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