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Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare

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A lively, clear explanation of the American healthcare reform movement from a noted expert--giving women the tools they need to demand fair and affordable coverage for all people

Healthcare is one of America's most dysfunctional and confusing industries, and women bear the brunt of the problem when it comes to both access and treatment. Women, who make 80 percent of healthc
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Beacon Press
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It's amazing how triggered some people get when you bring up healthcare. You would think any sensible person would want their fellow country-people to all be adequately covered, not only for immediate, life-threatening things, but also so they would feel comfortable checking out and getting affordable medication for things like STDs, flu vaccines, antibiotics for infectious but non-threatening diseases, as well as maternity and disabilit
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Sarah Rosadini
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Activism and healthcare education are coupled in this compelling argument for universal coverage. Built on the women’s momentum of 2016, the midterms wins and the collective reckoning of the modern woman, anyone who reads this will be inspired to take action.
Sarah
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book, which is thoroughly researched and makes a reasonable case for providing healthcare coverage to ALL Americans. It's NOT a "Medicare for all" book. If you want an approachable way to get educated on our screwy system and some ways to fix it, check it out. ...more
Elizabeth Kilcoyne
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever felt invisible, discriminated against because you couldn’t pay, or worse, suffering without hope? This is how people with no health insurance feel. In America twenty-eight million women, men and children experience this many days. And most are working!

Rosemarie Day's first book thoroughly examines the political, operational, and financial costs of universal healthcare, along with the benefits. She explores the relationship between national values and healthcare as a human right in
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Rod Wallace
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An entertaining, thought-provoking read

In Marching Toward Coverage, Rosemarie Day powerfully integrates a passionate plea to extend healthcare coverage with a logical, fact-based analysis of our current healthcare system and potential paths forward. That combination of emotion and logic makes for entertaining reading that left me with a lot to think about.

Officially, Marching focuses on the path towards universal healthcare coverage (which is different than 'Medicare for all'). While healthcare
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Kathleen Romito
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must read book, especially during this time of coronavirus pandemic. It's been too easy to fuss around the idea of basic healthcare for all for too long, getting stuck in political quagmires. Day gives us a nice balance of stories about real people with enough facts to keep us well informed, presenting a strong argument that the time for basic healthcare for all is now, and that women are well positioned to lead our country there.

Her writing is accessible. Her chapter describing our historica
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Marlise Arellano
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must read for those looking to understand the current state of our health care system, the case for universal coverage, and the activism that is needed to get there. It is digestible and easy to read, while still providing key history, data-driven evidence, and compelling personal accounts. As we continue to move through this COVID/pandemic era this book becomes even more pivotal when we think about who the healthcare system continues to leave behind (e.g., people of color, low-income folks, e ...more
Zachary W. Norris
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is phenomenal! Thank you so much Rosemarie Day for writing it! I learned a ton and found it super accessible and compelling. It's a primer on the merits of different universal healthcare. It shows how women have led and will lead the fight for universal healthcare. Yet, it also provides everyone everywhere with a pathway to participation. It shows how we can reach across the aisle (and pull people across it when necessary) to ensure that healthcare is treated as a human right. ...more
Alicia Amaral
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read for anyone who is confused and frustrated by all of the rhetoric and politics surrounding healthcare. After reading this book, I have a clear understanding of the issues to feel comfortable participating in conversations, and I am inspired to make a difference. Thank you Rosemarie for writing this important book!
Maria Campbell
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A VERY timely read! Rosemarie Day's book provides an approachable way to learn about our broken healthcare system and how we got where we are today. Through personal narrative and a feminist lens, she provides pragmatic solutions to how we can make healthcare a right in this country. This is a great book for students, academics, healthcare professionals, and lay readers alike (this issue affects us ALL)!

Universal health coverage and "Medicare for All" are NOT the same. We CAN achieve universal
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Jenn
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
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I won a copy of this book.

I've had to deal with the American health system for too many of my years. Between an autoimmune disorder and fibroids (so.many.fibroids!) I've become a firm believer in: If you don't have your health, you don't have a life. And since life is one of the three big promises in the US, we really should have a basic healthcare system that covers everyone.

Rosemary Day makes a very compelling argument for America to move to a Universal Healthcare. Day sets out with giving a
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Rosemarie Day helped lead the launch of health reform in Massachusetts in 2006, which became the model for the Affordable Care Act. She has been working on health reform ever since, and is passionate about universal healthcare and women's health issues. She is the founder and CEO of Day Health Strategies, a successful mission-driven, woman-owned consulting firm that just entered its 10th year. She ...more

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