Have you been unimpressed with the recent claims in the presidential campaign that a single-payer “Medicare for all” healthcare plan would be untenable? Do you think Hillary Clinton is being disingenuous in arguing that the Affordable Care Act is the best Americans should expect in terms of health insurance?
You are not alone.
I recently sat down for an hour conversation with Dr. John Geyman, author of How Obamacare is Unsustainable: Why We Need a Single-Payer Solution For All Americans. He is a retired practitioner and professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he served as chairman of the Department of Family Medicine from 1976 to 1990. He has written several books on a variety of topics related to the medical field and also writes occasionally for the Huffington Post.
During our conversation, we talked about the flaws in the AFA, how the medical-industrial complex has fundamentally warped the practice of medicine and how doctors are intended to relate to their patients, and what a single-payer system would look like. We also briefly touched on political campaign rhetoric and whether the Clinton, Sanders, and Republican campaigns are being honest when they criticize or defend the AFA.