John Geyman, M.D., releases new book

  • Wed Jul 8th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Emily Geyman

John Geyman, M.D., is pleased to announce the publication of his new book, “Profiteering, Corruption and Fraud in U.S. Health Care.”

Geyman raises questions that we have to ask and answer such as, Who is the health care system for-profits for? Health care corporations, their shareholders and Wall Street traders and investors? For corrupt and fraudulent scammers? Or for patients, their families and taxpayers?

As the United States struggles to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and the current recession, Geyman states the urgent need for health care reform is at an all-time high. The book updates where we are with the untenable status quo and compares three major alternatives for reform: building on the ACA, the public option, and Medicare for All.

Geyman is professor emeritus at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from 1976-1990. As a family physician, he practiced in rural communities for 13 years, including in Friday Harbor. Since 1990 he has been involved with research and writing on health care policy and health care reform.

Ralph Nader, the founder of Public Citizen, comments on Geyman’s book, “The horrific multiple costs, cruel denials of benefits, and huge entrenched commercial crimes driving the health care industry are described in this motivating, accurate report by Dr. John Geyman. This book points citizens towards Congressional action.”

Available in island bookstores.