- What: Brooklyn Hospital Crisis: Healthcare for the 1% or the 99%? Teach-in / Speak-out
- When: Sun. Mar. 25 at 2pm
- Where: Occupy Town Square IV in Fort Greene Park
- Transit: A,C,F trains to Jay St./Metro Tech; or Q,R to DeKalb Ave.
- Note: our regularly-scheduled sunday meeting will take place in Fort Greene Park at 4pm instead of at the Atrium.
Over the last decade, hospitals have closed across New York City in Harlem, Greenwich Village, Queens. Northern and central Brooklyn are next on the list. The hospitals being closed are in medically-underserved areas where immigrants and people of color live and work – the ones that serve many patients on public programs or have no insurance. At the same time, well-off neighborhoods have an oversupply of hospitals that monopolize scarce resources. Why is Stephen Berger, a Wall Street Banker restructuring health care in Brooklyn? Why are the people of Brooklyn being left in the dark?