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September 6, 2009
T.R. Reid
Author, "The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care"
T.R. Reid BIO:
CURRENT:
· Author, "The Healing of America: A Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care"
· Commentator, NPR "Morning Edition"

PREVIOUS:
·Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post (Bureau Chief in London and Tokyo)
· U.S. Naval Officer

EDUCATION:
·Princeton

BOOKS:
· Author of 10 books including "The Chip," "Confucius Lives Next Door," and "The United States of Europe"

DOCUMENTARY:
·PBS Frontline "India: A Second Opinion"
·PBS Frontline "Sick Around the World"
·Films for National Geographic TV and A&E network

PERSONAL:
·Married to Peggy McMahon, Three Children




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Info: Our guest is T.R. Reid (Reed), author of the new book "The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care." The former Washington Post reporter traveled to a variety of countries, including France, Germany, Japan, India, Canada, and the United Kingdom, for a first hand look at their health care systems. He also looks at the moral question of the right to equal health care notwithstanding ability to pay. In addition to this book, T.R. Reid is also the author of "Confucius Lives Next Door,""The United States of Europe," and "The Chip." During his years with the Washington Post, his jobs included Bureau Chief in Tokyo and London.





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