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is a non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization
of diverse individuals and groups whose purpose is to educate and
advocate for universal health care through a single payer program.

MoSP seeks to establish affordable, equitable and accessible
health care of the highest quality for all Missourians.

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Lindy Hern has been a member of Missourians for Single Payer (MoSP) since she was a student and professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She studied MoSP and used her vast knowledge of our organization, using her studies for numerous journal articles, her Master's thesis and doctoral dissertation, which culminated in this wonderful book, 

Book Title
Single Payer Healthcare Reform
Book Subtitle:
Grassroots Mobilization and the Turn Against Establishment Politics in the Medicare for All Movement

Author: Lindy S. Hern
Copyright: 2020
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG         

About the author:
Lindy S.F. Hern is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii, USA. In addition to studying the Single Payer Movement, Lindy has conducted projects on student retention, community responses to natural disaster, and roller derby. Lindy is a scholar-activist, primarily through her work for progressive health care reform.

“In this passionate and timely study, Lindy Hern brings together decades of personal involvement in the campaign for national health insurance with a scholar’s immersion in social movement theory. This work should be read by all interested in the history of the campaign for Medicare for All, and by all looking to understand movements for social change.”
Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

“To date, no one has taken on the monumental task of documenting the healthcare justice movement in a thorough, comprehensive way. Yet Hern not only does so in her book, she also participates in the movement for single-payer, working for Medicare for All coverage for every person. Hern demonstrates her wide breadth of knowledge in her well-researched and well written book. Never before has the single-payer community of activists had such a rich accounting of the people who are driving the movement ever closer to the day when every person in America has access to truly high quality care without financial barriers.”
Donna Smith, Advisory Board Chair and former Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, former National Organizer for National Nurses United, and star of the Michael Moore film SiCKO

“Single-payer health care was kept on the nation’s agenda for decades by the organizing and the protests of thousands of dedicated citizen-activists. Lindy Hern’s inspiring analysis of the making of grass-roots history provides us with a democratic vision of America to last through troubled times.”
Clarence Y. H. Lo, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri, USA, and author of Small Property Versus Big Government: Social Origins of the Property Tax Revolt

Single Payer Healthcare Reform - Grassroots Mobilization and the Turn Against Establishment Politics in the Medicare for All Movement | Lindy S. Hern | Palgrave Macmillan

Ed Weisbart: Protecting Americans from surprise medical costs

The debate over American health care coverage continues because Congress has failed to find an answer. Medicare ...

Breaking news: At the end of 2019, Congress failed to fix a major problem with American health insurance. This would be comically boring if so many lives and so much money were not at stake.

(Follow the link above to see Ed Weisbart's column in the St. Louis Post Dispatch)

St Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: Reforming antiquated medical-coverage system would save lives — and money

Editorial: Reforming antiquated medical-coverage system would save lives...

Click on the image above to be taken to the full article in the St Louis Post-Dispatch
written by the Editorial Board.

"Compared to other advanced countries, Americans pay something like $8,000 a year per household in unnecessarily inflated costs under the nation's antiquated health care system. In exchange for what amounts to an inefficiency tax, Americans get worse medical outcomes than much of the developed world."

Single Payer
Universal Health Care

  • Guarantees Health Care for ALL Missourians, WITHOUT Exclusions!
  • Guarantees ALL Necessary Medical Services
  • Guarantees YOUR Right to Choose Your Own Doctor
  • Guarantees Simplicity - NO Premiums, NO Bills, NO Confusion!
  • Saves Money - Medical Costs Are PAID from a Single Nonprofit Public Fund
  • Gives Local Control - Administered by Fellow Citizens