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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.

Releades: January, 2015 by Copernicus Healthcare
ISBN paper: 978-0-9887996-9-1
Paperback: $18.95 / 328 pages with figures and tables

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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 aft er fi ve years of experience. Th e 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 John Geyman
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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: 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
eBook: 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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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 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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An Open Cockpit Biplane Dream: Honey Bee III

by John Geyman, M.D.

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.

(2005) 100 pages, Published by Avian Ridge Books

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BOOKS BEFORE 2005 - BY JOHN GEYMAN, M.D.


The Corporate Transformation of Health Care - 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.
(2002) 441 pages, Published by Butterworth-Heinemann
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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.

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Flight as a Lifetime Passion: Adventures: Misadventures and Lessons - by John Geyman, M.D.
An adventure-filled story of flying—the "low and slow" kind—including tail-draggers, gliders, hanggliders, floatplanes, and an open-cockpit homebuilt. Also a candid accounting of misadventures along the way, which illustrate variants of Murphy's Law, and on occassion led to lessons learned the hard way. This personal journey bears witness to the allure and to the wonder of flight.
(2000) 158 pages, Published by Avian Ridge Books
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Evidence-Based Clinical Practice: Concepts and Approaches - by John Geyman, Richard A Deyo, Scott D. Ramsey (Editors)
(2000) 178 pages, Published by Butterworth-Heinemann
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Due to recent developments in the healthcare environment, the science of evidence-based medicine has gained momentum and begun to influence practice and health policy. Based on the idea that the busy practitioner needs to learn the evidence-based medicine skills before applying the tools to everyday practice, this succint handbook acquaints the reader with this timely method of problem solving. After reading this text, physicians will be able to more critically read the medical literature, develop new skills of self-learning, better evaluate clinical guidelines, understand the techniques and limitations of cost and outcomes assessment, and apply the aforementioned skills to clinical practice.

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Family Practice: Foundation of Changing Health Care (2nd Edition) - by John Geyman, M.D.
(1985) 305 pages, Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts

The goals of this book are three-fold: (1) to provide an overview of family practice fifteen years after its recognition as a specialty; (2) to describe progress in the field in terms of clinical, educational, research, and organizational perspectives; (3) to show how this specialty relates to medicine as a whole and to the community.

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The Modern Family Doctor and Changing Medical Practice - by John Geyman, M.D.
(1971) 297 pages, Published by Appleton-Century-Crofts

This book has three objectives: (1) to discuss how the modern family doctor differs from the earlier model of the general practitioner; (2) to define the role of the family doctor and the expanding health team, and to ellucidate the projected content of his practice; and (3) to stress the urgency of the present crisis in health care and the consequent challenge to our entire system of medical education and the structure of medical practice.

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