Journalist T.R. Reid to discuss quest for better health care
T.R. Reid, noted health care expert, NPR and PBS correspondent, and author of the New York Times best-seller, “The Healing of America,” will speak at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on the topic “A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care.”
The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 30, in the Holly Auditorium.
Other free-market industrialized democracies around the world provide health care of high quality for everyone, and they do it at much lower cost than in the U.S. How did those countries arrive at this fundamental decision? How have they carried it out on a national scale? What can we learn from them? Reid's presentation will cover these topics.
T.R. Reid has suffered most of his life with a bad shoulder that resulted from an accident he sustained while serving in the Navy. He worked for many years as an international correspondent for The Washington Post, in such places as London and Tokyo. These two circumstances provided him and his family the opportunity to experience firsthand the health care systems of a number of countries around the world.
His personal experience and professional research ultimately led to the PBS/Frontline documentary, “Sick Around the World” in 2008, and provided the inspiration for his book, “The Healing if America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care” in 2009.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the presentation.
The discussion is co-sponsored by the UT Health Science Center Libraries and the School of Nursing.
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