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Oct 1, 2020
REPRISE of an interview for @KGNU in which Claudia Cragg talks for with T.R. Reid who was a bureau chief in Tokyo and London for The Washington Post.
His book, “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” is as valid with #COVID19 in 2020 as it was when originally published.
It is a great shame that, in the intervening years, the lessons Reid so succinctly and expertly drew on from his wide experience of living outside of the US were not paid more attention to.
His work is a systematic study of the health systems in seven countries that was inspired in part by his family’s experiences living overseas and receiving health care abroad.
Mr. Reid also produced a 2008 documentary on the same topic for PBS called “Sick Around the World.”