T.R. Reid, author of “The Healing of America,” speaks at UT Health Science Center

T.R. Reid, author of “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” speaks at the UT Health Science Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

In his bestselling book, Reid examines health care systems in other wealthy, free-market, industrialized democracies to gain insight into our own system.

Reid, who has a bad shoulder from an accident decades ago in the Navy, visited doctors in those other countries to see how they would handle his condition. This personal experiment met with vastly different results.

6 p.m. today – Monday, July 30, 2012

Holly Auditorium at the UT Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio.

T.R. Reid is a longtime Washington Post correspondent, syndicated columnist and frequent commentator on National Public Radio. “The Healing of America,” his 10th book, was published by Penguin Press in August 2009.

Reporters covering the presentation can reach on-site contact Sheila Hotchkin at 621-4712.

Copies of “The Healing of America” will be available for sale, and a book signing will follow the presentation.


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