Author, lecturer, documentary film maker T. R. Reid visits Oregon to discuss health care reform

T. R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, documentary films, reporting for the Washington Post, and commentaries on NPR's “Morning Edition.” 

His 2009 book, The Healing of America, became a national best-seller. PBS “Frontline” made two documentaries, Sick Around the World and India--A Second Opinion, following Reid as he did the reporting for that book. His latest PBS film is U.S. Health Care: The Good News, broadcast by PBS affiliates around the country.

Reid is Chair of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, the statewide citizens' campaign working to provide health care for every Coloradan. For more information, please visit his website.

Here are events open to the public:

June 22, Monday 6 p.m. at Kell’s Irish Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, downtown Portland: Sick Around the World, the PBS documentary written by T.R. Reid, followed by a discussion by Liz Baxter, executive director of the Oregon Public Health Institute. There is no charge. Registration is encouraged but not required. This event, which precedes Mr. Reid’s visit to Oregon, is hosted by the City Club of Portland, Health Care Member-Led Forum.

July 16, Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. “Sick Around the World" documentary by T.R. Reid, Darkside Cinema, Corvallis, $7. Take another look at why and how most develop countries guarantee access to health care for their people. Discussion to be led by three local physicians.

July 24, Friday 6 p.m. in Portland: Health Care for All Oregon fundraiser with T.R. Reid as the featured guest. Please contact Terry Rogers at (503) 756-4273 for more details.

July 25, Saturday 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Free admission, but please register. “Obamacare: Is it the answer?” Presentation by T.R. Reid, to the Salem City Club, followed by discussion. 
Please Note:Due to the high number of registrations we have moved Saturday’sprogram from the Creekside Room in Building D to the Wedel Auditorium in the basement of Building B on Winter Street. See Map.

July 25, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Theater in Takena Hall, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany (map).Presentation by T.R. Reid. followed by discussion: “Our Costly and Troubled Sick Care System: U.S. Health Care, What to Do About It” Free admission. Sponsored by Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program, Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, League of Women Voters of Corvallis, Health Care for All Oregon Education Fund.
Mike Huntington 541-745-5635  541-829-1182

July 27, Monday 6 .p.m at the Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne, Portland, Board meeting room: presentation by T.R. Reid. followed by discussion: “Universal Health Care: Why Oregon Won't Be First.No charge. Registration is encouraged. This event is hosted by the City Club of Portland, Health Care Member-Led Forum.