The sun is setting on America’s half-century of punishing the sick, and this book promises a bright new dawn for us all.
Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It’s cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what’s the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don’t we have something better?
In Health Justice Now, Timothy Faust explains what single payer is, why we don’t yet have it, and how it can be won. He identifies the actors that have misled us for profit and political gain, dispels the myth that healthcare needs to be personally expensive, shows how we can smoothly transition to a new model, and reveals the slate of humane and progressive reforms that we can only achieve with single payer as the springboard.
In this impassioned playbook, Faust inspires us to believe in a world where we could leave our job without losing healthcare for ourselves and our kids; where affordable housing is healthcare; and where social justice links arm-in-arm with health justice for us all. Single payer is the tool—health justice is the goal!
”This book is vital to the fight for health justice in America. As upsetting as much of this book is to read, it soothed me and made me feel less insane and alone in my own efforts to spread the gospel of single-payer, free-at-point-of-use health care. I want to get it in front of every lawmaker, and more importantly in front of every grassroots organizer, as they—we—are the people who will make health justice a reality.” —Rob Delaney, co-writer and co-star of Catastrophe
”As our president recently learned, healthcare is complicated, so there’s this misconception that the solutions must be complicated too, and the only way to talk about them is in complex wonkspeak. They aren’t, and it isn’t. It’s about time someone like Timothy Faust, who is every bit as smart as any lanyard-wearing think tanker, lay it out in terms you and me and everyone else tired of getting robbed when they pay their premiums every month can understand.” —Dan Riffle, Senior Policy Advisor to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
”This book is a searing indictment of the injustices and dysfunctions of the American healthcare system, but it is much more than that. It illuminates, lucidly and painfully, how our healthcare system works—or, more often, fails to work. And it describes how we can move forward to a better future, where healthcare is a social right, not a market commodity. Health Justice Now should be read by everyone trying to understand our healthcare system, and by everyone fighting to remake it.”—Dr. Adam Gaffney, President of Physicians For A National Healthcare Program