"Frontline Correspondent T. R. Reid examines health care around the world in the documentary, "Sick Around the World."
From Charlie Rose
"Globe-trotting reporter, T. R. Reid, sits down with witf's Smart Talk host Nell McCormack-Abom to discuss the state of the US healthcare system and how it compares to systems around the world. He's the author of New York Times bet-seller, "The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care" and he has a new documentary out about better, cheaper health care in America."
From Transforming Health
"In his new book, The Healing of America, global quest for better, cheaper and fairer healthcare", longtime Washington Post correspondent and bestselling author T.R. Reid took up that question as he recently traveled around the world to examine the health care systems and reforms in other countries. Reid joined us to shed some light on what Americans can learn by looking beyond our borders."
The question is not should everyone in America has affordable health care or not (at least not for me) but the question is how should it be paid for and who should run it? Which is the post ObamaCare debate at least: how do we get the best and most affordable health care system.
Leftists obviously want government running at least the health insurance system, if not entire health care system. Hyper-partisan Republicans, (at least when they're being honest) as well as Libertarians, want to go back to the old system pre-2010, where the private health insurance industry, essentially runs the entire health care system.
And most Americans are somewhere in-between where we like our private hospitals and choice as far as where we get our health care and health insurance, but we want it to be affordable for everyone. And the real debate with perhaps 3-5 Americans is how best to make our private health care system affordable for everyone.