Copernicus Healthcare Announces Release of New Book, "The Human Face of Obamacare: Promises vs. Reality and What Comes Next " by John Geyman, M.D.

Jan 13, 2016, 11:00 ET from Copernicus Healthcare

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Copernicus Healthcare announced today the release of a new book about ObamaCare in the U.S., The Human Face of Obamacare: Promises vs. Reality and What Comes Next.

This book shows the human face of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) as the stories of real patients and their families best illustrate continuing problems of our health care system. It also shows how many of the promises made by the Obama administration have not been kept. The big question now is: "What next?"

The ACA has helped many millions of people since its enactment in 2010, but has fallen far short of what is needed to improve access, affordability, and quality of U. S. health care. Much of our population still cannot afford health care, and there is no cost containment in sight. Underinsurance is the new norm, with narrowed networks, high deductibles, and increasing cost-sharing forcing many people to forgo necessary care.

The book takes a comprehensive, non-partisan, objective look at the ACA almost six years after its passage. It also takes an evidence-based approach to assessing three major alternatives for further health care reform: (1) continuation of the ACA with improvements as needed, (2) Republican proposals for its repeal and/or replacement, and (3) single-payer national health insurance (NHI).

"This is a beautifully researched, deeply disturbing, and entirely useful book. Dr. Geyman cuts through the fog and explains clearly the momentous choices America faces in the next era of health care reform,"  said Donald Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Published in 2016 by Copernicus Healthcare – 238 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1938218-02-6, $16.95

Available from and independent booksellers.
Published by Copernicus Healthcare,
Friday Harbor, WA

CONTACT: John Geyman, M.D.,

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