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.
Thursday, March 6, 6:30 pm
"Health Care Finance
Beyond the Affordable Care Act
Missouri and Single Payer"
Central Reform Congregation
5020 Waterman Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63108
Professor Gerald Friedman, Ph.D., will discuss the merits and limits of the ACA, the problems going forward, and how single payer is the only way to control costs and provide affordable coverage for all Americans. He will present estimates of how a single-payer system could work in Missouri, the savings it would achieve and potential financing methods.
Physicians for a National Health Program
Consumers Council of Missouri
Missourians for Single Payer Health Care for All
Thursday, March 20, 6:30 pm
Blythe Bernhard from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will speak on the topic of "The Demise of Public Health in St. Louis". She has been writing stories on the disturbing trend of closing down public hospitals and clinics.
MoSP will give three 9:45 am Sunday forums in April, 2014
Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd.:
Sunday, April 6, 9:45 am: “Health Care in the Industrialized World” by Alan Ranford of the Ethical Society of St. Louis. A country’s basic ethical values determine what type of health care system it designs. When a nation decides that all of their people have a basic right to health care, then it can design a system so that each person gets appropriate medical care. There is an inextricable link between the ethics of a society and the social will to work for a universal health program.
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 17, 6:30 pm
Physician Panel: "Medicare HMOs; Seduced by Silver Sneakers"
Sunday, April 20, 9:45 am: “Managed Care; Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” by a panel of physicians, including Suzanne Hagan, OD and Pamella Gronemeyer, MD of Physicians for a National Health Program, and other invited panelists. 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 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 - trailer 2: Fumes from Michael Milligan on Vimeo.