Health activist Faust has spent years been driving around the country, listening to Americans’ stories of how our country’s healthcare system has failed them with dire consequences. If all he wanted to do was compile a book of horror stories as the ethical impetus for changing a broken system, it would have been easy. But he’s done a lot more than that. Thoroughly researched, logically presented, and comprehensive, Faust takes stock of healthcare as it, details how it could better serve all of us (patients, doctors, and everyone in between), and lays out a step-by-step transition to a single payer system and further health justice. Here’s the book for anyone curious about this (not so) radical idea they’ve been hearing on the news, anyone who wonders why we haven’t imported the Canadian (or British, French, Taiwanese, Australian, Spanish, Dutch, North Korean, you get the idea) model, and even for those who’ve been saying, “that’ll never work here.” Really, for anybody with a dog in this fight (helpful tip: that’s everybody), Health Justice Now is THE healthcare handbook you’ve been waiting for.— Chris Lee
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.