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The Healing of America

A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

T. R. Reid

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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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Jun 15, 2009 – Washington Post correspondent Reid (The United States of Europe) explores health-care systems around the world in an effort to understand why the U.S. remains the only first world nation to refuse its citizens universal health care. Neither financial prudence nor concern for the commonweal explains the American position, according to Reid, whose findings divulge that the U.S. not only spends more money on health care than any other nation but also leaves 45 million residents uninsured, allowing about 22,000 to die from easily treatable diseases. Seeking treatment for the flareup of an old shoulder injury, he visits doctors in the U.S., France, Germany, Japan and England—with a stint in an Ayurvedic clinic in India—in a quest for treatment that dovetails with his search for a “cure” for America's health-care crisis, a narrative device that sometimes feels contrived, but allows him valuable firsthand experience. For all the scope of his research and his ability to mint neat rebuttals to the common American misconception that universal health care is “socialized” medicine, Reid neglects to address the elephant in the room: just how are we to sell these changes to the mighty providers and insurers?

Customer Reviews

The Healing of America

This book is a must read for anyone working in or being "worked on" in the American Health System. The book is thoroughly researched, non biased and gets to the point early on. It does a great job educating the reader while setting the record straight.

I highly recommend it because it will make you think as you learn from the experts as to why America, the richest country in the world cannot get our Health System functioning in a way which is not discriminatory to your neighbor.

Dr. Jose Pelayo

The Healing of America
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Medical
  • Published: Aug 31, 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group US
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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