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The Mending of Health Care
As the current debate rages over health care reform, this look at one man's trek around the world seeking treatment for an old shoulder injury is timely. Reid, a Washington Post journalist and best-selling author, writes about his own experiences seeing doctors in England, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and other countries that have differing models of, dare we say it, "socialized" medicine. He even goes to an Ayurvedic clinic in India. Just released in August, Reid's The Healing of America might just fill the prescription for an interesting read.
How can we think of the state of health care in America without thinking of the late Senator Edward Kennedy and his efforts to deliver good, affordable medical care to every citizen? In Last Lion , published in 2009, seven members of the Boston Globe staff examine his life, warts and all, and his enduring legacy, chronicling his sometimes shaky journey to become one of our most powerful and respected statesmen.