2009-08-20 The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T. R. Reid Hardcover
Magazines & Journals
Children's Books
New Releases
Alternative Medicine
Basic Sciences
Behavioral Science
Board Review Preparation
Caries and Cariology
Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Anatomy
Dental Anthropology
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Dental Materials
Dental Morphology
Dental Nursing
Dental School Application
Dental Technology
Economic Reports
Forensic Dentistry
Geriatric Dentistry
Gnathology and Occlusion
Laser Dentistry
Operative Dentistry
Oral Medicine
Oral Pathology
Oral Radiology
Oral Surgery
Orofacial Pain
Pediatric Dentistry
Practice Management
Preventive Dentistry
Public Health
Dental Artwork
Dental Health Products
Dental Loupes
Dental Office Supplies
Dental Photography
Dental Supplies
Patient Education
Toys, Games and Novelties
This title and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more.
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
By T. R. Reid
4.8 out of 5 stars (360 Reviews)
List Price: $25.95
Our Price: $13.65
You Save $12.30 (47%)
From our affiliated sellers:
22 New from $13.63 32 Used from $4.00 1 Collectible from $11.98
Availability:  Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Publisher:  The Penguin Press
Edition:  1st
Published:  August 20, 2009
Binding:  Hardcover
Pages:  288
We also have these Versions
FormatEdition Published New from Used from
Paperback  (Reprint Edition) August 31, 2010 $7.49 $3.74
Unknown Binding  2010 $9.45 $7.14
Hardcover  2010 $16.62 $4.28
Hardcover  (First Edition Edition) 2009 $12.22 $4.10
Hardcover  (1st Edition) January 20, 2010 $146.29 $1.99
Paperback  (1st Edition) August 31, 2010 $4.50 $2.05
Kindle  (Reprint Edition) August 31, 2010 - -
Hardcover  (1st Edition) August 20, 2009 $8.19 $1.87
Paperback  2010 $36.97 $30.29
Product Description:
Bestselling author T. R. Reid guides a whirlwind tour of successful health care systems worldwide, revealing possible paths toward U.S. reform.

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.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews:  
Add Your Own Review
5.0 out of 5 stars.  Reid is a journalist who has an excellent writing style, June 13, 2016
By S. Freeman
A superb book. T.R. Reid is a journalist who has an excellent writing style. He identifies and examines all of the various types of health care systems in the world--Single Payer, which we are hearing so much about today and which our Medicare system is; the Bismarck Model of private (NON PROFIT) insurance companies; the Beveridge model, which is actual "socialized" medicine; the U.S. model, which actually is a dysfunctional conglomeration of the 3 previous models PLUS, the primary private for profit system that delivers substandard health care to a majority of the population.

As numerous studies have shown, even with "Obamacare", the U.S. has the least effective health care system in the developed world, with even some developing nations providing superior care to their populations than the current system provides citizens of the U.S. Though written before Obamacare, a careful reading of the book will tell readers, while an improvement over what we had, Obama care ultimately will not work, and will have to be restructured into one of the existing 3 national health care systems. While my personal preference probably is single payer, I think it would be easier to get citizens to accept the Bismarck model of NON PROFIT private insurance companies. While it will surprise people indoctrinated in the myth of the magic of the "free market", non profit insurance companies are very competitive; there actually are more health insurance companies per capita in Germany than in the U.S. France, which uses the Bismarck health care system generally is regarded as having the best health care system in the world. Germany's health care system, of course, is among the best too. Even though we have single payer Medicare, I think the Bismarck system would be an easier sell to people who have fallen prey to the Republicans' disingenuous arguments about national health care and "socialized" medicine.

Anyone truly interested in the nation's health care should read Reid's book, because it will be a genuine education on the various approaches to health care throughout the world.

Was this review helpful to you?

5.0 out of 5 stars.  I feel that this should be required reading so that we understand what it could be like if we ever started treating heal, May 03, 2016
By Wesley Juett
I bought this book for a class that I was taking. We were only required to read the first 5 or 6 chapters, but it was so engrossing that I finished the whole thing. As an American, I feel that this should be required reading so that we understand what it could be like if we ever started treating healthcare like a human right instead of the commodity that it currently is. While I don't think the answer is socialized healthcare, we need to be willing to make some compromises in order to better help our citizens. This book gives several different examples of how this could possibly work using Germany and Japan as examples that we could follow.

Was this review helpful to you?

5.0 out of 5 stars.  Five Stars, April 29, 2016
By flafreethinker
Great book. A must read for every person in the U.S.

Was this review helpful to you?

5.0 out of 5 stars.  FYI...very informative, April 28, 2016
By kjforce
Rec'd the book the next day...enjoying the read....highly recommend for anyone in the Healthcare field ....

Was this review helpful to you?

5.0 out of 5 stars.  Early-on coverage of a very important topic, April 27, 2016
By jgh
Everyone should read Mr. Reid's book, an early take on what is now a "major attention" issue, the cost, quality and access to healthcare around the world, providing food for thought on our own healthcare system. The same subject was covered in a PBS documentary with a similar name, that he appeared in and narrated. No one should miss the "bitter pill" article in Time magazine from a couple of years ago either. I do hope everyone will bear in mind that there are both good guys and bad guys in the healthcare system, we just need help in figuring out who is who to achieve real reform.

Was this review helpful to you?

5.0 out of 5 stars.  it is a perfect gift for my student who is graduating with a ..., April 26, 2016
it is a perfect gift for my student who is graduating with a major in Public Health Policy at Providence College

Was this review helpful to you?

See all 360 Reviews.

Copyright © 2018 dentalBookshop.com. All rights reserved.