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Missourians for Single Payer
Health Care (MoSP)


is a non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization
of diverse individuals and groups whose purpose is to educate and
advocate for universal health care through a single payer program.

MoSP seeks to establish affordable, equitable and accessible
health care of the highest quality for all Missourians.

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Single-payer health care would remove corporate influence

Post Dispatch Letter to the Editor - November 24, 2015

In the ongoing health care debate, Hillary Clinton has asserted she wants to expand the Affordable Care Act. The ACA has been promoted as more choices for consumers.

What choice? The ACA protects corporate influence not public interest, limits the network of doctors which limits access, imposes high deductibles and makes underinsurance the norm. Not everyone can afford the Gold Standard of the ACA. Health insurance companies seek profit not health coverage or “affordable care.”

Presently, the U.S. spends twice as much as other industrialized countries but has poorer health outcomes. Underinsurance only worsens health while bankrupting families. We pay more with costs being pushed onto the patient but get less care while the health care industry’s profits are protected. Administrative costs and drug spending have grown astronomically. The ACA will increase insurance overhead by $266 billion over 10 years, according to research.

A single-payer system would expand Medicare to cover everyone from cradle to grave. Deductibles and co-pays would be minimized or eliminated, and administrative costs would be a fraction of their present amount. Improved Medicare for all would not restrict one’s choice of doctors.

It is time to educate others about single-payer, stand up for health and free ourselves of corporate imprisonment. The single-payer system is not a government takeover. It is empowerment of people.

Renee St. Vrain  •  St. Louis


http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/single-payer-health-care-would-remove-corporate-influence/article_c67e2b82-fd45-52d3-ae90-a1d033c7fe6e.html


Single Payer
Universal Health Care

  • Guarantees Health Care for ALL Missourians, WITHOUT Exclusions!
  • Guarantees ALL Necessary Medical Services
  • Guarantees YOUR Right to Choose Your Own Doctor
  • Guarantees Simplicity - NO Premiums, NO Bills, NO Confusion!
  • Saves Money - Medical Costs Are PAID from a Single Nonprofit Public Fund
  • Gives Local Control - Administered by Fellow Citizens