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MoSP will give three 9:45am Sunday forums in April on the 6th, 13th and 20th. See the Events Page for Details

Thrusday, April 17,
6:30pm: Physician Panel: "Medicare HMOs; Seduced by Silver Sneakers"

2014 Health Care Weekend Events!

Saturday, May 10, 2014; "Mercy Killers" the Play



Events of Interest to MOSP Members

MOSP meets at the Ethical Society of St Louis at
9001 Clayton Rd., just west of the Galleria.

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are open to the public. Ample parking is located in the back lot near the door to the Hanke Room (where the meetings are usually held).

(In case a cancellation due to weather is necessary, consult the MoSP website at www.mosp.us after 2pm on the day of the program.)


MoSP 2014 Calendar

Check this website for cancellations due to weather after 2 pm the day of the event.


MoSP will give three 9:45 am Sunday forums in April, 2014 
in the Hanke Room, Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd.:

Sunday, April 6, 9:45 am: "Health Care beyond the USA"by Alan Ranford of the Ethical Society of St. Louis.  Alan Radford will present a survey of the major health care systems found in other industrialized nations, including some of their histories and outcomes compared to that of our own system.


Sunday, April 13, 9:45 am: "Apples to Oranges; A Comparison of the Affordable Care Act and Improved Medicare for All" by Pamella Gronemeyer, MD of Physicians for a National Health Program. The fundamental principles of the ACA, mandatory commercial insurance, are compared to the fundamental principles of HR 676, improved Medicare for all. Should American people settle for less than they deserve and need?


Thursday, April 17th, 6:30pm - MoSP Free Public Program - Physician Panel: "Medicare HMOs; Seduced by Silver Sneakers" Our distinguished panel of doctors, including William Fogarty, Suzanne Hagan and Pamella Gronemeyer, from Physicians for a National Health Program and Missourians for Single Payer, will discuss promises and pitfalls of Medicare HMOs. Q & A to follow.


Sunday, April 20, 9:45 am: "Managed Care; Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing" by a panel of doctors, including Suzanne Hagan, OD and Pamella Gronemeyer, MD of Physicians for a National Health Program, and Arthur Gale, MD, a primary care physician. Managed care is a capitated system whereby the savings gleaned by providing less care results in lucrative profit for the managed care company.


2014 Health Care Weekend Events


“Mercy Killers” the Play; Saturday, May 10, 2014

Missourians for Single Payer begins its twelfth annual Health Care Weekend with Mercy Killers, a one-man play, written and produced by Michael Milligan.  Mercy Killers will begin at 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road in Ladue. Michael Milligan will take questions and host a discussion with the audience following the play.

In Mercy Killers, his character, Joe, struggles with the uniquely American experience of losing your health in the land of plenty.  Joe struggles to obtain necessary health care for a loved one, facing cruel, at times barbaric obstacles inherent in profit-driven health care.   

The Story: Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the 4th of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down.  

For more information about the play, go to the website: www.mercykillerstheplay.com.

Download a special flyer for this event by clicking HERE

Michael Milligan

Michael Milligan is a performer who has been writing and acting for the theater for almost two decades. Milligan has appeared both on and off the Broadway stage and in regional theaters throughout the country. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

Mercy Killers – teaser

Mercy Killers - trailer 2: Fumes from Michael Milligan on Vimeo.

 

Mercy Killers – trailer