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Sunday, April 12th
9:45am
"Medicare after 50 years: The Good and the Bad" program by Arthur Gale, MD


Thursday, April 16th
6:30pm
"Living the End of Life to its Full Extent"
by Dr. John Morley


Sunday, April 19th
9:45am
Healthcare Sunday Forum


Thursday April 30, 2015
6:30pm
at Central Reform Congregation
"Health Care Reform 2.0:
Beyond the Affordable Care Act"

by Steffie Woolhandler MD, MPH, FACP


Thursday, May 21,
6:30 pm
"Medicare after 50 years: the Good and the Bad"
by Dr. Arthur Gale,
primary care physician


Thursday, July 30, 2015
Happy 50th Birthday Medicare!



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 Events


April is Health Care Month at the Ethical Society!


"Medicare after 50 years: The Good and the Bad"
program by Arthur Gale, MD,
Sunday, April 12, 9:45 am Forum, Hanke Room


Dr. Arthur Gale, a practicing physician in internal medicine, will discuss the power of Medicare to lower prices, the pitfalls of Medicare Advantage Plans (also know as Part C), and how hospital mergers increase medical costs.  

Dr. Gale is Associate professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was elected president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society and has been active in organized medicine at the local, state, and national levels. Dr. Gale is the author of “The Hijacking of American Medicine by Managed Care: The Perspective of a Practicing Physician” and “The Hijacking of American Medicine by the Federal Trade Commission”.

This program will also be presented at the May 21 program for Missourians for Single Payer on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 pm at the Ethical Society of St. Louis.


 

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30 pm
Hanke Room, Ethical Society of St. Louis,
9001 Clayton Road in Ladue

"Living the End of Life to its Full Extent", a program and discussion with Dr. John Morley, Director of St. Louis University medical school’s division of gerontology.


Health Care Sunday Forum, April 19, 2015, 9:45 am

at the Ethical Society of St. Louis Hanke Room
9001 Clayton Road in Ladue


Thursday April 30, 2015
Light appetizers at 6:30; presentation at 7:00 PM

Health Care Reform 2.0:
Beyond the Affordable Care Act

The upcoming Supreme Court decision regarding King v Burwell again reveals that the needless complexity of the American medical insurance industry continues to grow. Emerging evidence shows the USA wastes nearly $400 billion per year on bureaucracy, and this is only getting worse as the new insurance marketplaces are adding an additional 2-3% of overhead.

Our 40-year experiment in "managed care" needs to come to an end and a simple solution is hiding in plain sight -- improve Medicare and provide that to all Americans. The best health care, efficiently delivered.

Where: Central Reform Congregation
5020 Waterman Blvd, St. Louis MO.
Plenty of free well-lighted parking on site
Free admission, open to the public, no tickets required

Steffie Woolhandler MD, MPH, FACP
Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is a practicing primary care physician, professor in the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, adjunct clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she co-directed the general internal medicine fellowship program and practiced primary care internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital.

Dr. Woolhandler is a frequent speaker and has written extensively on health policy, administrative overhead and the uninsured. She has authored more than 150 journal articles, reviews, chapters, and books on health policy. A co-founder and board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, Dr. Woolhandler co-edits PNHP’s newsletter and is a principal author of PNHP articles published in the JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine in conjunction with Dr. David Himmelstein.

Physicians for a National Health Program is a 27 year-old non-profit research and education organization of 19,000 physicians, medical students and others who support single-payer national health insurance.


 

Thursday, May 21, 6:30 pm
Hanke Room, Ethical Society of St. Louis,
9001 Clayton Road in Ladue

"Medicare after 50 years: the Good and the Bad"
a program and discussion with

Dr. Arthur Gale, primary care physician. (Tentatively rescheduled from February 19)


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Happy 50th Birthday Medicare!
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