T.R. Reid's book, The Healing of America, couldn't come at a better time. The journalist looks at the shortcomings of the American health care system and the successes and pitfalls of systems around the world. And he doesn't shy away from big questions, such as, "Is health care a human right?"
Drawing on his experience as a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, Reid talks with people in other industrialized nations. He draws conclusions about how Americans could find areas of agreement, despite the bitter debate now playing out in town halls and living rooms across the United States.