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The healing of America : a global quest for better, cheaper, and fairer health care

Author: T R Reid
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses successful health-care systems worldwide, disproving American myths of "socialized medicine" to find possible paths toward reform.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T R Reid
ISBN: 9780143118213 0143118218
OCLC Number: 567155175
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2009. With a new afterword.
"With an explanation of health care reform"--Cover.
Description: 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A quest for two cures --
Different models, common principles --
The paradox --
The vital card --
Germany : "applied Christianity" --
Japan : Bismarck on rice --
The U.K. : universal coverage; no bills --
Canada : "sorry to keep you waiting" --
Out of pocket --
Too big to change? --
An apple a day --
The first question.
Responsibility: T.R. Reid.

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Discusses successful health-care systems worldwide, disproving American myths of "socialized medicine" to find possible paths toward reform.

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