Local doctor, Geymen, discusses his book on national health care crisis

Submitted by Griffin Bay Bookstore

John Geyman, medical doctor, will discuss the current health care crisis in America at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at the San Juan Island Library. Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library will co-sponsor the event.

For a clear and succinct explanation of what ails thehealthcare system, be sure to attend.

Geyman will present non-partisan facts about the three options facing the United States: Revisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), two Republican proposals being debated in Congress (Trumpcare), and national health insurance under Medicare-For-All.

Geyman’s two publications of 2017 will be available. The first is a 28-page synopsis of today’s major health issues called “Common Sense about Health Care Reform in America,” based on Thomas Paine’s approach in 1775.

The second is “Crisis in U.S. Health Care: Corporate Power vs. the Common Good.” This 375-page book offers reflections on changes over the last 60 years, today’s realities, and the future of U.S. health care.

Geyman is professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he served as chairman of the Department of Family Medicine from 1976 to 1990. He is a family physician, who has practiced in rural communities for 13 years. He was the founding editor of The Journal of Family Practice and the editor of The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Since 1990 he has researched and wrote on health policy and health care reform.