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November 27, 2018 9:10 AM   Subscribe

Beyond Single Payer: activist Tim Faust gives a talk about the jail to hospital pipeline, the grotesque inequality of the current healthcare system, compassionate care workers, and how a US universal healthcare system could have radical, far reaching effects on the country. (YouTube, 48:00)
posted by The Whelk (7 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
I was there! That's my band La Cosa's equipment in the background, haha! He is inspiring, I hope others think so too.
posted by agregoli at 10:29 AM on November 27, 2018 [13 favorites]


What is this "jail to hospital pipeline?" Is it not the other way around?
posted by grumpybear69 at 10:52 AM on November 27, 2018


He gave a sermon at my church this year also! He's very good at articulating a clear moral vision and I'm looking forward to his book on US healthcare, which I think is supposed to be finished sometime in 2019.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:32 AM on November 27, 2018 [2 favorites]


You may also remember Tim Faust from his rad wrestling league.
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 11:41 AM on November 27, 2018


Semantically, if people are confounded by the term "single payer", I've had success in describing its antithesis as "single prayer." Much like global warming/climate change, I think we'd be better off referring to it as "universal healthcare."
posted by Christ, what an asshole at 11:49 AM on November 27, 2018 [3 favorites]


What is this "jail to hospital pipeline?" Is it not the other way around?

he talks pretty early in the video about how this is actually cyclical -- jail to hospital to jail to hospital to etc.

not finished watching, but this is good so far. thanks for sharing.
posted by Kybard at 1:44 PM on November 27, 2018


AOC: "Insurance groups are recommending GoFundMe as official policy - where customers can die if they can't raise the goal in time - but sure, single payer healthcare is unreasonable."
posted by kliuless at 2:11 PM on November 27, 2018 [6 favorites]


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