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

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

by Rosemarie Day

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Overview

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 healthcare decisions for their families, are disproportionately impacted by the complex nature of our healthcare system—but are also uniquely poised to fix it.

Founder and CEO of Day Health Strategies Rosemarie Day wants women to recognize their trouble with accessing affordable care as part of a national emergency. Day encourages women throughout the country to share their stories and get involved, and she illustrates how a groundswell of activism, led by everyday women, could create the incentives our political leaders need to change course.

Marching Toward Coverage gives women the clear information they need to move this agenda forward by breaking down complicated topics in an accessible manner, like the ACA (Affordable Care Act), preexisting conditions, and employer-sponsored plans. With more than 25 years working in healthcare strategy and related fields, Day helps the average American understand the business of national health reform and lays out a pragmatic path forward, one that recognizes healthcare as a fundamental human right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807018934
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 350,767
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rosemarie Day is the founder and CEO of Day Health Strategies, which helps to implement national health reform. She’s been working in healthcare and related fields for more than 25 years, including as the founding deputy director and chief operating officer of the Health Connector in Massachusetts, where she helped launch the award-winning organization that established the first state-run health insurance exchange in the state. She also served as the chief operating officer for the Massachusetts Medicaid program. Rosemarie lives in Somerville, MA; this is her first book. Connect with her @Rosemarie_Day1 or at rosemarieday.com.

Table of Contents

Preface

CHAPTER 1
Why Coverage Matters

CHAPTER 2
How We Got Here and Where We Stand

CHAPTER 3
Why Women Can Be the Drivers of Universal Healthcare

CHAPTER 4
Employer-Sponsored Insurance Won’t Save Us

CHAPTER 5
The ACA Only Got Us Partway

CHAPTER 6
Left Uncovered

CHAPTER 7
Coverage Alone Isn’t Enough

CHAPTER 8
Solutions Need to Be Political, Not Polarizing

CHAPTER 9
Other Countries Lead the Way

CHAPTER 10
Expanding Healthcare Access and Affordability

CHAPTER 11
Making Healthcare a Right in the US

CHAPTER 12
The Activism Agenda

AFTERWORD
On a Personal Note

Glossary
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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