Alworth Institute 25th Anniversary Keynote Address09/26/12 — 7 p.m.
Reid's lecture is titled "One Shoulder, Ten Countries: A global quest for better, cheaper and fairer health care." A Q&A, book signing and reception will follow the lecture.
The lecture will present findings from Reid's bestselling book The Healing of America. He traveled extensively around the world and was surprised to experience first-hand how other industrialized democracies provided comprehensive, affordable health care to their citizens – something he felt the United States did not do.
Reid launched an investigation into the healthcare systems of developed countries that provide universal coverage with private doctors, private hospitals and private insurance. And, into developed countries that carried out major health care reform.
Reid will share highlights of his research and elaborate on his belief that affordable health care for all is a human right.