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Here are the finalized details of our action next week. Please forward widely!
March Against the Health Insurance Industry
4:00pm Open Speakout – share your personal struggles with our healthcare system
4:30pm March Against the Health Insurance Industry
- 4:30pm – Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield / One Liberty Plaza: located across the street from Zuccotti park, Empire is a subsidiary of WellPoint, the largest publicly-traded health insurance company. CEO Angela Braley’s overall compensation is $13.1 million dollars, enough to cover 1455 New Yorkers.
- 5:30pm – WellCare / 110 5th Ave: the for-profit company that administers Medicaid and Medicare Advantage programs in New York and other states. Currently being investigated for fraud with estimates that WellCare illegally siphoned $400 million to $600 million from state health insurance programs for the poor. (1)
- 6pm – St Vincent’s Community Hospital / 12th St & 7th Ave: closed earlier this year due to bankruptcy, St Vincent’s is a casualty of profit-driven insurers and a healthcare system that leaves 50 million Americans uninsured. There are now no hospitals on the westside below 57th st.
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I just posted about the movement and the data side of this and you might find some interesting reading here as well as my initial post about the Attack of the Killer Algorithms as a root issue.
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Only if we are relentless and united can we take on these corporate demons.
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