Send a letter to your newspaper editor If you give us a few pieces of information, we can identify your local newspaper editor and help you assemble a letter to the editor. Address or Zip code Your MessageSubjectMessageHospitals are important. They employ more than 143,500 Missourians and support the economy of the communities they serve. Providing care 24/7 is expensive, and too many Missourians aren't insured and can't pay for their care. That means we all pay. The worst part is that without access to primary care, many Missourians use expensive emergency care as the care of last resort. That's bad for their health and your pocketbook. We can do better.