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

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"Important and powerful... a rich tour of health care around the world." --Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

How is it that all other industrialized democracies provide health care for their citizens as a reasonable cost-something the United States has never managed to do? In The Healing of America, New York Times bestselling author T.R. Reid shows how they do it, bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way. In his global quest to find a prescription for American health care, Reid finds that it's not all "socialized medicine" out there. Instead, many industrialized democracies rely on free-market models the U.S. could use to cure a health system that has failed us.

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A "New York Times"-bestselling author shows how industrialized democracies other than the United States provide health care for their citizens at a reasonable cost.

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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.

About the Author

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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gooser114, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by gooser114)
Reid is able to take the current issue of health care and explain it in a manner that is easy to digest. He discusses his travels through foreign health care systems with his own injured shoulder. By doing this he is able to be a real life example of how each system deviates from the other. Comparing each system illuminates the problems with each. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the American health care system as well as others. The reader is able to see that there is no truly perfect health care system and that even the most respected systems have flaws that jeopardize the nation. Anyone who wants to gain an educated opinion on this health care debate should read this book.
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ISBN:
9780143118213
Subtitle:
A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
Author:
Reid, T. R.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Insurance, health
Subject:
Public Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , A "New York Times"-bestselling author shows how industrialized democracies other than the United States provide health care for their citizens at a reasonable cost.
"Synopsis" by , 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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