Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next

Timothy Faust
Drawing from new book Health Justice Now, activist and author Timothy Faust makes the case for a single-payer, government-run healthcare system that assures all Americans of medical coverage. Critics decry the cost. He argues that our country should address healthcare as a human right, paying for it the same way we do for roads and police and fire services.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
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For Timothy Faust, single-payer healthcare—or Medicare for all—isn’t a matter for debate. “Is this not the most humane, the most just, the most obvious use of our collective wealth?” he writes in Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next.

The activist and author examines the issue in a discussion of his new book, making a case for a single-payer, government-run system that assures all Americans of medical coverage.

Critics argue that the cost would be astronomical and question how the government could afford and effectively manage such a massive undertaking. Faust maintains that it would be less expensive, that most Americans (and their doctors) want it, and that we should consider healthcare a human right, paying for it the same way we do for roads and police and fire services.