In Health Justice Now, Timothy Faust explains what single payer is, why we don’t yet have it, and how it can be won.
He identifies the actors that have misled us for profit and political gain, dispels the myth that healthcare needs to be personally expensive, shows how we can smoothly transition to a new model, and reveals the slate of humane and progressive reforms that we can only achieve with single payer as the springboard.
Faust's writing has appeared in Splinter, Jacobin, and VICE, among others. He has worked as a data scientist in the healthcare industry, before which he enrolled people in ACA programs in Florida, Georgia, and Texas, where he saw both the shortcomings of the ACA and the consequences of the Medicaid gap firsthand.
Since 2017, he’s been driving around the United States in his 2002 Honda CR-V talking to people about health inequity in their neighborhoods.
He co-hosts the podcast Heavy Medical with Kelly Jo Popkin. Faust occasionally appears on the podcast Chapo Trap House as their healthcare correspondent. Faust is an organizer with the Democratic socialists of America, and lives in Brooklyn.
In 2016, Faust sold a “Ted Cruz Was the Zodiac Killer” T-shirt, raising $70,000 which was donated to West Fund, an organization that helps low-income women obtain safe abortions.