• Health Justice Now

  • Single Payer and What Comes Next
  • By: Timothy Faust
  • Narrated by: Brian Holden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Single payer is the tool - health justice is the goal!

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.

©2019 Timothy Faust (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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A MUST READ

Easy to understand, throughly researched well written. Everyone should read/listen to this book. Amazing bravo Faust.

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Great Read

As an ER nurse, I have always felt compelled towards universal coverage. Timothy Faust gave the best arguments for single-payer system I have ever heard. The author broke down complex issues into digestible pieces that anyone can understand and empathize with. The author cleared the muddied politicization of healthcare for all, provided through a government by the people, FOR the people.

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Read in the voice of smart passion

This book is read just right: emphatically, empirically, empathically. Nothing too over the top, with outrage where outrage is written.

It codifies political passions and movement goo into solid ideas, theories, history, and sometimes even code people like me need to latch onto.

It’s really good, and motivating.

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A call to arms you might just answer.

Tim Faust has written a short, coherent, and powerful book that deserves to be taken seriously by anyone who suspects Healthcare in America is bad for reasons that can't be designed, nudged, or innovated away. If you want to understand what makes Democratic Socialism different from traditional Democratic Party ideas, this book is a great place to start. If you finished it still convinced that his horror and outrage at this system is misplaced or that his solution to it is unrealistic, then at least you can understand the depths of hideous nihilism and hypocrisy upon which a huge domain of American civic life depends. What you do with that information is up to you.

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A fantastic book

I have a friend of a friend who was the subject of a chapter in this book, so I thought I’d give it a try. “Health Justice Now” was totally worth it. It’s incredibly well-researched and well-written; I feel better equipped to talk about the state of the American healthcare system. More importantly, I’m inspired to fight for the changes that we so obviously need. Everyone should listen to or read this book.

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Simplistic and warped version of US Healthcare

The author writes a very simplistic view of the U.S. healthcare system then warps it to fit his political narrative. Unfortunately people may read this and believe many of his exaggerations and half-truths. The US Healthcare industry does not work optimally. It is overly complex and overly expensive but it is not a big conspiracy. Health Insurance companies and the people that work there are not evil. Most payers struggle to make 2-3% margins (not 30% as the author suggested) and are focused on serving their communities. Heallthcare needs to be reformed but his premise that a single payer system is a holly grail is naive.

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