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9781410422903

The Healing of America

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  • ISBN13:

    9781410422903

  • ISBN10:

    1410422909

  • Edition: Large
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-20
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Summary

When the World Health Organization rated the national health care systems of 191 countries in terms of "fairness," the United States ranked fifty-fourth - slightly ahead of Chad and Rwanda but just behind Bangladesh and the Maldives. How is it that all the other industrialized democracies provide health care for everyone at a reasonable cost, something the United States has never managed to do? Bestselling author T. R. Reid shows how they do it, bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Moral Questionp. 9
A Quest for Two Curesp. 15
Different Models, Common Principlesp. 32
The Paradoxp. 50
France: The Vital Cardp. 79
Germany: "Applied Christianity"p. 112
Japan: Bismarck on Ricep. 139
The UK: Universal Coverage, No Billsp. 175
Canada: "Sorry to Keep You Waiting"p. 212
Out of Pocketp. 240
Too Big to Change?p. 272
An Apple a Dayp. 309
The First Questionp. 339
Major Surgeryp. 372
Appendix: The Best Health Care System In The Worldp. 399
A Note of Thanksp. 427
Notesp. 433
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