Ed Weisbart

Chair

Missouri Chapter, Physicians for a National Health Program

Ed Weisbart

Chair

Missouri Chapter, Physicians for a National Health Program

Dr. Ed Weisbart chairs the Missouri chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, a 30 year-old non-profit research and education organization of more than 21,000 physicians, medical students, health professionals, and others who support single-payer national health insurance.

He is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He volunteers in a variety of safety net clinics and other non-profits across the St. Louis area, and as a volunteer physician recruiter for free clinics across the nation. He serves as vice president of the Consumers Council of Missouri.

He received his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1979, completed his family medicine residency and a fellowship in family medicine education at Michigan State University in 1982, and practiced family medicine at Rush Medical Center in Chicago for 20 years. He served as chief medical officer of Express Scripts from 2003 to 2010.

Dr. Weisbart has had several articles published in both national medical journals and local media outlets regarding the health care needs of the uninsured.

Contributions

Deep Dive Episode 133 – Medicare for All? A National Single-Payer v. Private Payer Insurance Debate

September 29, 2020

On September 22, the Federalist Society’s Villanova Student Chapter co-sponsored a debate on Medicare for All with the Villanova Law Health Law Society.

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