Morality. For readers open to listening to a calm and reasoned exploration of how health care is managed by countries around the world, T.R. Reid’s book, The Healing of America, fills the bill. He defines four basic models that are being followed, each of which is used to some degree in the United States. He sets a low key emotional tone for the book, and lightens the top further by describing the many approaches used around the world to treat his own bum shoulder. I came away from the book with more light than heat about systems used in Canada and Europe, and the ways in which treatment decisions are made. In his analysis of our unique approach in the United States, Reid focuses on the key decision ahead being a moral one: do we have the will to provide all our citizens with health care?
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)