Just Released: a new book by John Geyman, M.D.

How Obamacare is Unsustainable
Why We Need a Single-Payer Solution For All Americans - by John Geyman, M.D.

Released: January, 2015 by Copernicus Healthcare

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Confusion and controversy have plagued the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) since its enactment in March 2010. Republicans have generally opposed the legislation and attempted to obstruct it in parts or repeal it altogether. Democrats have tended to support it, defending it against the opposition but wary of some of its problems. Patients and families are caught in the middle as the debate heats up in election years.

This is the first book to take an evidence-based approach to assessment of the good and bad about this signature domestic legislation of the Obama presidency after five years of experience. The evidence already shows that the three major aims of the ACA—to provide near-universal access to health care, to contain costs and make health care affordable, and to improve the quality of U.S. health care—are not being met. Evidence and experience show that the ACA’s approach to health care reform will not work. As it fails, the big question is what next? The case is made—on economic, social and moral grounds—that a single-payer improved Medicare for all system will meet the ongoing goals of reform. This book explains how all Americans can gain universal access to comprehensive health care, paying less than we do now, with more value and less bureaucracy.

"John Geyman has provided us with the most lucid, best documented, and most compelling portrait of what’s wrong with the Affordable Care Act yet available. He also argues forcefully for the fix we need. This is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of U.S. health care, and the essential playbook for policy change."

—Larry Churchill, Ph.D. professor of medical ethics, Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society, Vanderbilt
University Medical Center, Nashville, TN and co-editor of Ethical Dimensions of Health Policy

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Previous Books by Copernicus Healthcare


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Souls on a Walk: An enduring love story unbroken by Alzheimer's / by John Geyman
Published in 2013 by Copernicus Healthcare / 210 pages
Paperback $11.95
eBook: $9.95
PB: ISBN 978-0-9837734-5-0
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“I have been reading the memoir again, and find it as moving as the first time. I returned to it because a dear friend's husband is heading down the path your wife took, and I thought that it would be helpful to him. When I picked it up and started to address the envelope to her, I began leafing through it—and was hooked. You have given anyone who reads it a light into the darkness."

—Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company

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Everybody In, Nobody Out - Memoirs of a Rebel Without a Pause - by Quentin Young, M.D.
Published in 2013 by Copernicus Healthcare / 252 pages
ISBN paper: 978-0-9887996-7-7
Paperback: $18.95 /

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Quentin hasn’t been afraid to speak truth to power. He hasn’t shied away from a good fight – as a teenager protesting the murder of unionizing steelworkers; as a University of Chicago undergraduate enlisting for duty in World War II; as physician to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Abbie Hoffman, Studs Terkel, Harold Washington and the Beatles when they were in Chicago; as chairman of medicine at Cook County Hospital; as doctor-organizer during the Freedom Summers in Mississippi and the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago; as a witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee; and as a leading advocate for a single payer healthcare system.

In this long-awaited first person account, Quentin Young shows he’s not afraid to give his unvarnished opinions about people, politics, and policies and his advice for creating movements and organizations to make a difference.

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Health Care Wars: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power are Killing Americans
by John Geyman, M.D.
Published in 2012 by Copernicus Healthcare / 248 pages
ISBN paper: 978-0983773481
Paperback: $18.95 / eBook: $9.99
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While pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and medical product companies profit, taxpayers are getting squeezed at an accelerating rate. To make sense of the system and understand why the health care cost debate is only beginning you have to read the succinct words of one of America's wise men, John Geyman, MD. Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides and which party controls Washington, Dr. Geyman's words of wisdom will guide us for the foreseeable future. A must read for all interested in health care policy.

"Dr. John Geyman's Health Care Wars is a tour de force..."

— Ralph Nader, author of
Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build it Together to Win

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The Cancer Generation: Baby Boomers Facing a Perfect Storm - Second Edition
(2012) 304 pages, $18.95
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ISBN paper: 978-0-9837734-3-6
ISBN ebook: 978-0-9837734-2-9
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Baby Boomers, America’s largest demographic group ever, is reaching ages when cancer is most likely to strike, transforming them into The Cancer Generation - They face rapidly rising costs of cancer care that place necessary care beyond the reach of millions. The landscape of cancer care in this country is changing, and our market-based system is failing patients and their families. This book shows the way forward, outlining eight steps to lasting health care reform.

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Breaking Point - How the Primary Care Crisis Endangers the Lives of Americans —by John Geyman, M.D.
(2011) 234 pages, $18.95
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“As always, John Geyman’s feet-on-the-ground, eyes-on-the-horizon writing about health care in America brings lucidity to the topic... It is Geyman at his best.” —Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D., Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, The George Washington University

“In Breaking Point, John Geyman explains why it is crucial for us to rebuild our primary care infrastructure, and how we can do it.” —Don McCanne, M.D., Senior Health Policy Fellow, Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)

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Hijacked: The Road to Single-Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform -by John Geyman, M.D.
(2010) 290 pages, $18.95
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is being spun as the answer to our problems of health care access, costs and quality. But the dirty little secret is that the reform effort has been stolen by the very corporate interests that have perpetuated and profited from these problems for years. The result is a bailout of a failing insurance industry and a bonanza for Wall Street. Most Americans and Main Street lose once again. The need for real health care reform remains urgent. This well-documented book charts a path to that end.

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Do Not Resuscitate: why the Health Industry is Dying, and How We Must Replace It - by John Geyman, M.D.
(2008) 250 pages, $18.95
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Do Not Resuscitate traces the evolution and track record of the private health insurance industry in America over the last 80 years. This analysis reveals the extent to which the industry serves itself and investors before the needs of patients and their families.

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The Corrosion of Medicine: Can the Profession Reclaim its Moral Legacy? —by John Geyman, M.D.
(2008) 345 pages, $24.95
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“John Geyman shines a bright light on the challenges to professionalism in the 21st century. If our profession can respond to his call to action, both physicians and patients will be the better for it.” —Christine K. Cassel, M.D., President of the American Board of Internal Medicine

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Shredding the Social Contract: The Privatization of Medicare - by John Geyman, M.D.
(2006) 324 Pages, $16.95
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“Dr. Geyman is a modern day Paul Revere. He warns America—with a stirring mixture of evidence and passion—of the wrecking ball the apostles of greed are taking to Medicare, a national treasure under attack.”

—Robert Hayes President, Medicare Rights Center

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Falling Through the Safety Net: Americans Without Health Insurance - by John Geyman, M.D.
(2005) 224 pages, $24.95
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"For better and for worse, the safety net is what stands between millions of Americans and no health care at all. Dr. John Geyman's Falling Through the Safety Net provides a brilliant road map to this nation's patchwork of medical coverage for the uninsured. As a practitioner, teacher, and medical leader, Geyman has learned his way around the safety net first hand. His book reflects that knowledge as well as his resolve to move beyond the safety net and put a firm floor of medical care in its place. Falling Through the Safety Net is an intelligent instruction manual for dealing with our present dilemmas and a vital prescription pad for moving beyond them. Powerful reading for all."

—Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, author, Big Doctoring in America: Profiles in Primary Care.

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An Open Cockpit Biplane Dream: Honey Bee III - by John Geyman, M.D.
(2005) 100 pages, Published by Avian Ridge Books
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A story of one pilot's delayed gratification of a long-held dream to own and fly an open cockpit biplane. Also a candid accounting of adventures and misadventures over a 2,500 mile flight from Texas to northwest Washington State next to the Canadian border. A personal journey that bears witness to the magic of open cockpit flying.

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