Dr. Ed Weisbart, MD, Missouri gave a presentation on Medicare For All on August 21 at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center’s Progress Sports Complex.
His appearance was sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve County Democratic Club explaining
Weisbart said such a program would give consumers more control over healthcare decisions, would decrease the amount of money spent on overhead such as insurance companies’ administrative and marketing costs [the U.S. spent $3.24 trillion on healthcare last year while he said a Medicare For All program would cost $2.93 trillion], and would improve the quality of healthcare [since the U.S. mortality rate ranks low against other nations before the age of 65 but much higher after the age of 65]. He said 60 percent of American physicians are in favor of the program and that the average doctor in the U.S has $200,000 in receivables that are more than a year past due.