Past Event

T.R. Reid: Can We Really Fix U.S. Health Care?

Mon, Sep 14 2009 - 12:00pm

T.R. Reid: Can We Really Fix U.S. Health Care?

T.R. Reid, Correspondent, The Washington Post; Commentator, National Public Radio; Author, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care

For 100 years, U.S. presidents have unsuccessfully strived to provide universal health coverage. When LBJ created Medicare in 1965, he thought the program would gradually be extended – to people over 60, then 55, then 45, etc., so that everybody would have government health insurance by 2000. Decades later, the Clinton plan failed. George W. Bush created Medicare Part D. Barack Obama says we have the best chance ever this year to fix our health-care system. Is he right? Reid weighs in and reveals what we can learn from health-care models across the globe.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost: MEMBERS FREE, $15 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
NEW: Buy the Book: Order The Healing of Americaby T.R. Reid, from The Club's eBay store (link takes you to new site). If you order the book fewer than five business days before the event, it will be available for pick up at the event. If you order more than five business days before the event, the book will be sent to you.
Also know: Photo by Katayama Kishin

T.R. Reid: Can We
Really Fix U.S.
Health Care? 

Correspondent, The Washington Post; Author, The Healing of America:

For 100 years, presidents have unsuccessfully strived to provide universal health coverage. When LBJ created Medicare, he thought the program would gradually be extended – to people over 60, then 55, etc., so that everybody would have government health insurance by 2000. The Clinton plan failed. George W. Bush created Medicare Part D. Obama says we have the best chance ever this year to fix our health-care system. Is he right?