Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare

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© Sheridan Kahmann

Women can no longer sit back and watch as politicians dismantle the health care reforms made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Instead, we need to move past the current political polarization, and continue to march toward health care for all.

With 28 million Americans uninsured, and millions more who can’t afford their coverage, I’ve been asking myself the fundamental question: Can we, as a nation, do better? I believe we can and will—once women begin to engage collectively around this topic. I felt called to write this book and to do it in a way that brings a feminist lens to the universal healthcare debate. I want to empower more women to engage in that debate. My goal is to simplify complex policy ideas about making change in the healthcare coverage system into an approachable and engaging framework. I combine a personal perspective on health care issues with my professional perspective on health policy. I draw on my experience as a policy expert, strategist, and implementer, as well as a mother, daughter and friend who has faced some challenging health issues. I offer no easy panacea, but instead suggest a pragmatic path forward, one that recognizes health care as a fundamental human right, factors in the role of social determinants, and ensures coverage for all.

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What Readers are Saying

A VERY timely read!

“Rosemarie Day’s book provides an approachable way to learn about our broken healthcare system and how we got where we are today. Through personal narrative and a feminist lens, she provides pragmatic solutions to how we can make healthcare a right in this country.” – Amazon review

Makes a reasonable case for providing healthcare coverage to ALL Americans

“…thoroughly researched…If you want an approachable way to get educated on our screwy system and some ways to fix it, check it out.” – Goodreads review

 A very important issue in this election year!

“Given the election year issues, I’ve been wanting to learn more about this topic. I definitely gained a new understanding from reading this book. And I was inspired! I strongly recommend it to women (and men) to read.” – Amazon review


Note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there have been many updates to event dates. This list will be updated as events are rescheduled.

If you are eager to attend a “Marching Toward Coverage” book talk, but don’t want to wait for a postponed in-person event, you can watch a virtual session hosted by Harvard Kennedy School’s New England Alumni Association and Women’s Network here.

  • NEEBC: Women in Benefits Luncheon

    February 13, 2020
    Open to NEEBC members only

  • Stanford Event

    February 26, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    How Women Can Lead Healthcare Reform

    Sponsored by The Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford in Government, Stanford Womxn In Law & Stanford Women in Politics

    Public event. Come say hi!

  • Women’s Group: Berkshires

    March 1, 2020
    Open to Women’s Group only

  • Book Launch Party

    March 2, 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

    Porter Square Books
    25 White St. Cambridge, MA
    Public Event. Come say hi!

  • HealthWorks Fitness

    March 7, 2020, 8:30am – 12:00pm

    35 White St. Cambridge, MA 02138

    Public Event. Come say hi!

  • Women Business Leaders: Women Leading Healthcare Summit

    A Look into the Crystal Ball: The 2020 Election’s Impact

    TO BE RESCHEDULED – Amelia Island, FL
    Open to WBL only

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Back to the Classroom

    March 26, 2020, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

    Virtual event on Zoom

    Please register here. Zoom invitation to follow RSVP.
    Open to the public. Come say hi!

  • Tufts University

    April 2, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:15pm


    Open to select Tufts Community Health students only

  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus

    June 2, 2020, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

    The Non-Profit Center, East Room
    89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111
    Open to the public. Come say hi!

  • Cambridge Public Library

    June 8th, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Main Library

    Women Leading the Way in Healthcare

    Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138

    Open to the public. Come say hi.

  • Books on the Square

    June 22, 2020, 7:00pm

    471 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906
    Open to the public. Come say hi! More details to come soon

  • Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe

    June 23, 2020, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
    Open to the public. Come say hi!

  • Books Inc


    74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA 94301
    Open to the public. Come say hi! More details to come soon

  • Boston University School of Public Health

    October 21, 2020
    Open to the public. Come say hi! More details to come soon

More Events are Being Planned – Stay Tuned!

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