John Geyman is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has spent 25 years in academic family medicine. He is Past President of Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP), and author of: Souls on a Walk: An Enduring Love Story Unbroken by Alzheimer's, Health Care Wars: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Americans, Breaking Point - How the Primary Care Crisis Endangers the Lives of Americans, Hijacked - The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Healthcare Reform, The Cancer Generation - Baby Boomers Facing a Perfect Storm, Do Not Resuscitate: Why the Health Insurance Industry is Dying, and How We Must Replace It. The Corrosion of Medicine: Can the Profession Reclaim its Moral Legacy?, Shredding the Social Contract: The Privatization of Medicare and Falling Through the Safety Net: Americans Without Health Insurance


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Recent Books Available from Copernicus Healthcare
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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
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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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Souls on a Walk / by John Geyman

Published in 2013 by Copernicus Healthcare / 210 pages

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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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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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The Art of Medicine in Metaphors / by James Borton

Published in 2013 by Copernicus Healthcare
Paperback: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-9837734-9-8

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Poetry and stories about illness address more than just the symptoms of disease. Narratives and poems are the pathways for people to make sense of and discover meaning in life’s difficult events. This anthology connects the world of medicine with patients’ experience. The lyrical power of patients’ voices and the metaphors they use offer insight, empathy, and compassion into the heart of the medical conversation. 

“It is always a privilege to listen to the voices of ordinary people as they struggle with the extraordinary challenges inherent in serious illness, disability, loss, and death.  In The Art of Medicine in Metaphors, these heartfelt stories pour forth, in poetry and in prose, and we are lifted up in reading them.” —Dr. Johanna Shapiro, Director, Program in Medical Humanities & Arts University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. Irvine, CA.

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PREVIOUS PUBLISHING PROJECTS - by John Geyman, M.D.

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Breaking Point - How the Primary Care Crisis Endangers the Lives of Americansby John Geyman, M.D.

“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)

(2011) 234 pages, $18.95

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Hijacked
by John Geyman, M.D.

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.

(2010) 290 pages, $18.95

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Do Not Resuscitate

by John Geyman, M.D.

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.

(2008) 250 pages, $18.95

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The Corrosion of Medicine

by John Geyman, M.D.

“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

(2008) 345 pages, $24.95

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Shredding the Social Contract

by John Geyman, M.D.

“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

(2006) 324 Pages, $16.95

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Falling Through the Safety Net

by John Geyman, M.D.
"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.

(2005) 224 pages, $24.95

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by John Geyman, M.D.

The author explores how the corporate transformation of hospitals, HMOs, and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries has resulted in reduction in services, dangerous cost cutting, poor regulation, and corrupt research. He sheds light on the political lobbying and media manipulation that keeps the present system in place. Exposing the shortcomings of reform proposals that do little to alter the status quo, he makes a case for a workable single-payer system. This is an essential read for today's practitioners, policy makers, healthcare analysts and providers, and all those concerned with the precarious state of America's under- and uninsured.

(2004) 328 pages, Springer Publishing Company

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Health Care in America: Can Our Ailing System Be Healed?

by John Geyman, M.D.

Written by a first-and-foremost clinician * Unique perspective sheds light on the urgency of health care reform * Provides a snapshot of our changed and changing system.Topics include major trends affecting health care, private verses public sectors in public health, improving access to health care, the aging population and its affects on health care, and principles and pathways for health care reform.

(2002) 441 pages, Published by Butterworth-Heinemann

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