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With Regulation, Is a Public Option Necessary? - T.R. Reid

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/09/14/TR_Reid_The_Healing_of_America Reporter and author T.R. Reid argues that a public option is not necessary if the government is properly regulating the insurance industry. "No other country that has health insurance has a public option," he says. "They don't need it, because they get to the same place by regulation." ----- T.R. Reid talks about his book, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care. NY Times-bestselling author Reid shows how other industrialized democracies have done something the U.S. can't seem to do: provide healthcare for everybody at a reasonable cost. - Commonwealth Club of California T.R. Reid is a former foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, a commentator for National Public Radio and the author of nine books, including three in Japanese. His 10th book, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, was published by Penguin Press in the summer of 2009.
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