Book Talk: The American Health Care Paradox with Lauren A. Taylor


Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Braun Room, Andover Hall

For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations. In The American Health Care Paradox, Elizabeth H. Bradley and Lauren A. Taylor marshal extensive research, including a comparative study of health care data from thirty countries, and get to the root of this paradox. They show us how and why the US health care “system” developed as it did; examine the constraints on, and possibilities for, reform; and profile inspiring new initiatives from around the world.

Lauren A. Taylor is a 2nd year Master of Divinity Student at Harvard Divinity School and co-author of The American Health Care Paradox.