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Shout out for author T. R. Reid on global health care October 6, 2010

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In my house growing up, TR was definitely Teddy Roosevelt, but we’ll have to add space for T.R. “Tom” Reid, the lively, well-traveled NPR commentator and the former Tokyo and London bureau chief for the Washington Post.  As he said last night when discussing a foreign posting,

“Oh, when newspapers had money.”

TR poses three questions to his audiences:

  1. How do other countries provide universal health coverage for their citizens?
  2. Why do they provide this coverage for their citizens?
  3. And lastly, why doesn’t the United State feel that we need to provide universal health coverage for its’ citizens?

He stated, that if we could answer that moral question, then it would be easier for the country to move forward. Read more about T. R. here.


PS: A “bonus” slide show included different types of cigarette warnings on boxes in Germany, France and Canada. The point was how much bigger the warnings are in other countries, [just like their health care coverage]. Here is a similar one:


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=cigarette+warnings&iid=1766938″ src=”http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/1766938/graphic-images-cigarette/graphic-images-cigarette.jpg?size=500&imageId=1766938″ width=”396″ height=”594″ /]


And a Russian one:

[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=cigarette+warnings&iid=9433969″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9433969/russia-introduces-new/russia-introduces-new.jpg?size=500&imageId=9433969″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /]




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