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Powell's Books Presents Ezekiel J. Emanuel in Conversation With Jonathan Cohn
Preeminent doctor and bioethicist Ezekiel J. Emanuel is repeatedly asked one question: Which country has the best healthcare? He set off to find an answer. The US spends more than any other nation, nearly $4 trillion, on healthcare. Yet, for all that expense, the US is not ranked #1 — not even close. In WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE WORLD’S BEST HEALTHCARE? (PublicAffairs), Emanuel profiles 11 of the world's healthcare systems in pursuit of the best — or at least where excellence can be found. Using a unique comparative structure, the book allows healthcare professionals, patients, and policymakers alike to know which systems perform well, and why, and which face endemic problems. From Taiwan to Germany, Australia to Switzerland, the most inventive healthcare providers tackle a global set of challenges — in pursuit of the best healthcare in the world. Emanuel will be joined in conversation by Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent at HuffPost and author of Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis — and the People Who Pay the Price.

Aug 24, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Ezekiel J. Emanuel
zekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, is the vice provost for Global Initiatives, Diane and Robert Levy University Professor, and codirector of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2009 to 2011 he was a special assistant in the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration. He has written Reinventing American Health Care and Prescription for the Future, among other books, and in March 2020 published The Trillion Dollar Revolution with Abbe Gluck.
Jonathan Cohn
Jonathan Cohn, senior national correspondent at HuffPost, has been covering social welfare with a focus on health care for 20 years. He has written for the Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, and Self, among other publications, and is the author of the award-winning Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis -- and the People Who Pay the Price. His new book, The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage, will be out early next year.