Talking with Conservatives about Single-Payer with Dr. Joe Jarvis

Join the SNaHP Education Committee for the fourth installment of our core curriculum series! Dr. Joseph Q. Jarvis MD MSPH, a self-identified conservative, discusses how we can talk to conservatives about single-payer healthcare and how many political ideologies can get behind single-payer reform.

During a quarter-century of outspoken advocacy for single-payer health system reform, Dr. Jarvis has published two books (The Purple World: Healing the Harm in American Health Care and For the Hurt of My People: Original Conservatism and Better, Simpler Health Care) and produced a documentary (Healing US which can be viewed at Currently, he chairs the board of directors for Common Sense Health Care for Utah, a non-profit organizing to place single-payer health system reform on the Utah ballot in 2026.