Accessible and compelling!
The author does a fantastic job of laying out the deficiencies of the current healthcare system in the U.S. – way too expensive (it’s the price, stupid), with substandard outcomes compared to every other developed nation. This is, simply put, not good enough. We deserve better. The author lays out a plausible means of getting there – an incremental approach, that while likely to take time to “complete”, is nonetheless Universal coverage is a critical issue and one we think we know more about than we actually do! The author provides vital background information on our health care, insurance, and political systems, and powerfully makes the case that coverage is a moral issue. This book made me a better voter, advocate, and news consumer. Highly recommend!
Excellent argument (and timing) for change
The author does a fantastic job of laying out the deficiencies of the current healthcare system in the U.S. – way too expensive (it’s the price, stupid), with substandard outcomes compared to every other developed nation. This is, simply put, not good enough. We deserve better. The author lays out a plausible means of getting there – an incremental approach, that while likely to take time to “complete”, is nonetheless possible in the current era of political divide. A remaining question might be … spark. What spark can ignite a groundswell of demand for change? Perhaps we are there now. The current COVID crisis is not unlike an attack on human kind. A crisis of such proportion that our current political differences are likely to pale in comparison. Perhaps as the stages of absorbing this crisis set in, people will seek some meaning. Given that the crisis has occurred, what can we now do? It is very likely the COVID crisis will starkly highlight the deficiencies of our healthcare system. Perhaps, COVID is the spark, and Day has laid out a path to a better healthcare system for our country.
By the way, it is an excellent Audible listen, and it’s great to have the Preface in the author’s voice.
Rosemarie’s call to action during the COVID-19 crisis
“We have universal K-12 education in this country not just because each child deserves to learn but also because we all benefit from having an educated citizenry. The [COVID-19 emergence] has shown us how painful it is to think of people having inadequate access to healthcare, and how intricately connected our own health is to the health of our neighbors” – Reader and book launch attendee
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