Journalist T.R. Reid to speak at Health Science Center July 30- Location changed to Holly Auditorium

T.R. Reid, photo © Katayama Kishin

T.R. Reid, photo © Katayama Kishin

T.R. Reid: “A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care”
Monday, July 30, 6:00 p.m.
UT Health Science Center, Holly Auditorium (room change) in San Antonio

In Harlingen, T.R. Reid’s presentation can be viewed remotely in RAHC 1.132

T.R. Reid, noted healthcare expert, NPR and PBS correspondent, and author of The Healing of America, will speak at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the evening of Monday, July 30, in Holly Auditorium, on the topic “A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.”

Other free-market industrialized democracies around the world provide health care of high quality for everyone, and they do it at much lower cost than here in the U.S. How did those countries arrive at this fundamental decision? How have they carried it out on a national scale? And what can we learn from them?

T.R. Reid has suffered for most of his life with a bad shoulder that resulted from an accident he sustained while serving in the Navy. He worked for many years as an international correspondent for The Washington Post, in places like London and Tokyo. These two circumstances provided him and his family with the opportunity to experience firsthand the health care systems of a number of countries around the world. His personal experience and professional research ultimately led to the PBS/Frontline documentary Sick Around the World in 2008, and provided the inspiration for his book The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care in 2009.

Join us Monday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. for a stimulating and informative discussion with T.R. Reid, co-sponsored by the UT Health Science Center Libraries and the School of Nursing.  The program is free and open to the public.  Copies of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care will be available, with a book signing to follow the presentation.