The Healing of AmericaA Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

Oct. 14, 2020
Paul Jacques

Synopsis: America’s shortcomings in providing universal health care (book published prior to passage of the ACA), as measured by various health outcomes. It lays out criteria for an effective universal health care program with the key criterion being non-profit insurers. The author,  T.R. Reid, then describes the main features of universal health care programs in several countries (France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, India and others) and how these various programs would treat his chronic shoulder pain. He concludes that the provision of universal health care in some iteration as a moral cause that is doable with political will.