Public Lecture: "Looking Overseas for the 'Healing of America'" - Film Screening and Dinner Discussion
Tuesday, Apr. 10th at 4:30pm
The U.S. spends more money on health care than any other nation, but performs below other wealthy countries in matters of cost, quality, and choice. How could this be?
Reporter, documentary film correspondent, and author T.R. Reid '66 visited hospitals and doctors' offices all around the world searching for answers. His round-the-world reporting led to a best-selling book, "The Healing of America," as well as two PBS Frontline documentaries that followed him to 6 countries. Join Reid as he discusses his perspectives on foreign healthcare systems, the moral underpinnings of universal health care, health disparities across the United States, and the way forward for U.S. health care reform.
4:30-6 pm, Robertson Bowl 2. The PBS documentary 'US Health Care Movie' premiered last month and focuses on health disparities across America. Mr. Reid served as the primary correspondent on the film, traveling to high-quality, low-cost regions of the country to identify the most successful health care delivery models. The 40 minute film will be followed by a Q and A session with Mr. Reid. This screening is open to everyone.
6-7 pm, Robertson 015. A small number of students are invited to continue the discussion after the documentary screening. Catered dinner will be provided. Spots are limited, and sign-up is required here: http://bit.ly/z4oX12.
T.R. Reid majored in Classics at Princeton University and subsequently worked an assortment of jobs, including as a Naval officer during the Vietnam War, lawyer, and teacher. He served as The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tokyo and London, and has reported from 4 dozen countries on five continents. His 2009 book "The Healing of America" became a national best-seller, and launched Reid into a national role describing ways to provide health coverage for every American. PBS Frontline made two documentaries, "Sick Around the World" and "India-A Second Opinion" following Reid as he completed reporting for that book. His next PBS film, "U.S. Health Care: The Good News" premiered in Feb 2012. Reid is a member of the board of the Health Research and Education Trust, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, the Japan-America Society of Colorado, and other community and education institutions.
This event is sponsored by the Program in Global Health & Health Policy and the Center for Health & Wellbeing.