Ed Weisbart, MD, of PNHP-St. Louis, sends us this report about the introduction of Missouri’s state single-payer bill.
On May 4, 2012, the Missouri Health Care Policy committee gave a formal hearing to MO HB1405, a bill that would establish a MO state-wide single payer health plan. Two Physicians for a National Health Program physicians testified and one more wrote a strong letter in support. The bill has been consistently advanced thanks to the efforts of Missourians for Single Payer.
The first video below is the introduction of the bill from Rep. Mike Brown of the Kansas City area; the second is the testimonies, running a total of about 15 minutes. A big shout-out of thanks to Rep. Brown and all of our great co-sponsors.
We have to really thank Progress Missouri, a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, for recording this and so generously sharing it with us all.
Ed Weisbart MD
Michael Brown Introduces HB1405
Members of the St. Louis chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program testify in support of single payer for Missouri