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Health justice now : single payer and what comes next

Author: Timothy Faust
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Publishing, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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?
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Faust, Timothy, 1988- author.
Health justice now.
Brooklyn : Melville House, [2019]
(DLC) 2019980716
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Faust
ISBN: 1612197167 9781612197166
OCLC Number: 1017576228
Description: xxiv, 239 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Section 1: What we got --
Insurance --
Uninsurance --
Public insurance --
Private insurance --
The perverse relationship between you and your insurer --
Cost --
Some wonderful examples of bloated costs --
"Skin in the Game": Punishing people for getting sick --
The Affordable Care Act --
The most dangerous place --
Section 2: What we want --
What is single-prayer? --
How can we afford it? --
What might it look like? --
What isn't single-prayer --
State-based single-payer, a la "Healthy California" --
Medicare advantage --
"Medicare extra for all" / public option --
The "Buy-Ins" --
Arbitrary European countries --
Monsters big and small --
Section 3: What lies beyond --
The social determinants of health --
Housing --
food --
More social determinants of health --
Houston jails as warehouses for the sick --
Health justice --
The structural determinants of health --
Racism --
Sexism --
Poverty --
Babyland --
Caught in the web: Our experiences with American healthcare --
Chronic illness --
Survivors of violence --
Disability --
Race and health --
Opioids --
Trans health --
Maternal health --
Medical costs --
Abortion --
Immigrants --
Poverty --
Mental health --
Providers --
Work --
Section 4: What we do --
What hasn't worked --
What will work
Responsibility: Timothy Faust.

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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?

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