In his new book, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, journalist T.R. Reid writes:
On September 11, 2001, some three thousand Americans were killed by terrorists; our country has spent hundreds of billons of dollars to make sure it doesn’t happen again. But that same year, and every year since then, some twenty thousand Americans died because they couldn’t get health care. That doesn’t happen in any other developed country. Hundreds of thousands of Americans go bankrupt every year because of medical bills. That doesn’t happen in any other developed country, either.
In this 1:2:1 podcast, Reid talks about why health-care reform hasn't come to America and, if it does, what reform might look like.