On the January 2, 2014 edition of Tell Somebody, we hear from Dr. Ed Weisbart on single payer healthcare. Dr. Weisbart of St. Louis was in Kansas City in December for several speaking engagements including a presentation at the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri Kansas City on the theme of “Health Care Reform: What’s Here? What’s Coming? What’s Missing?”
Dr. Ed Weisbart is a family physician who practiced at Rush Medical Center in Chicago for 20 years before moving to St. Louis in 2003 to become chief medical officer at Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 Company. After retiring from that position in 2010, he began organizing the St. Louis chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, which he currently chairs. He volunteers in a variety of safety-net clinics in the St. Louis area, and is also assistant professor of clinical medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He has had several articles published in national medical journals regarding the health care needs of the uninsured, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has printed several of his opinion pieces about single-payer health care. He has also testified multiple times before the Missouri Legislature on health care reform. He resides in Creve Coeur, Mo.