Bestselling author T. R. Reid guides a whirlwind tour of successful
health care systems worldwide, revealing possible paths toward U.S.
In "The Healing of America, New York Times" bestselling author T.
R. Reid shows how all the other industrialized democracies have
achieved something the United States can't seem to do: provide
health care for everybody at a reasonable cost.
In his global quest to find a possible prescription, Reid visits
wealthy, free market, industrialized democracies like our
own[including France, Germany, Japan, the U.K., and Canada[where he
finds inspiration in example. Reid shares evidence from doctors,
government officials, health care experts, and patients the world
over, finding that foreign health care systems give everybody
quality care at an affordable cost. And that dreaded monster
[socialized medicine[ turns out to be a myth. Many developed
countries provide universal coverage with private doctors, private
hospitals, and private insurance.
In addition to long-established systems, Reid also studies
countries that have carried out major health care reform. The first
question facing these countries[and the United States, for that
matter[is an ethical issue: Is health care a human right? Most
countries have already answered with a resolute yes, leaving the
United States in the murky moral backwater with nations we
typically think of as far less just than our own.
"The Healing of America" lays bare the moral question at the heart
of our troubled system, dissecting the misleading rhetoric
surrounding the health care debate. Reid sees problems elsewhere,
too: He finds poorly paid doctors in Japan, endless lines in
Canada, mistreated patients in Britain, spartan facilities in
France. Still, all the other rich countries operate at a lower
cost, produce better health statistics, and cover everybody. In the
end, "The Healing of America" is a good news book: It finds models
around the world that Americans can borrow to guarantee health care
for everybody who needs it.
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