Timothy Faust

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Timothy Faust

Timothy Faust, is a a Democratic Socialists of America organizer and Jacobin writer who has appeared on Chapo Trap House several times as its health care correspondent.[1]

He is pursuing a MPA in health policy and finance at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.


Timothy Faust helps tpo manage Party World Rasslin’, the Austin, Texas-based wrestling league.

Faust dove into researching health policy after canvassing in Florida during the 2013 ACA enrollment, after bouncing around California and Texas. Having to explain to people that they either weren’t quite poor enough or were the wrong kind of poor to qualify for care made him question how this system came into place, prompting the years of research that have made him one of the left’s favorite health care activists.

In 2016, he gained some notoriety by selling a “Ted Cruz Was the Zodiac Killer” T-shirt, riffing on an internet joke that the Republican senator from Texas was a never-identified California serial killer. He raised $70,000 and donated it to West Fund, an El Paso, Texas, organization that helps low-income women obtain safe abortions. After an appearance on the popular leftist podcast “Chapo Trap House” he started receiving requests to speak. First, the invitations came from local DSA chapters, but in recent months, he’s also held events with Democratic congressional candidates in Arkansas and Indiana.[2]

Health Justice Town Hall with Tim Faust + Greg Casar

Austin DSA tweets about Single Payer event

Austin Democratic Socialists of America hosted a "Health Justice Town Hall with Tim Faust + Gregorio Casar" on Friday, December 8, 2017.[3] "After Tim Faust gave an impassioned lecture about the benefits of a single-payer health care system, Gregorio Casar spoke of the burgeoning local campaign to mandate paid sick leave..."[4]