News Release

Protests at Insurance Company Offices

Beginning Wednesday, protests are expected in 19 cities at offices of insurance companies.

The Mobilization for Health Care for All said in a statement that it “has seen almost 900 people sign up to risk arrest at a health insurance office in the past four weeks. … Participants in the sit-ins will walk into the offices and demand that insurance companies immediately route all the funding they currently pay for lobbyists to providing care to patients who need it. The participants will sit down and refuse to leave until their demands are met. Many of them expect to be arrested for trespassing, disturbing the peace, or another charge.”

Mobilization participants state that, following the model of the civil rights movement, they are building a movement “for real health care reform, reform that addresses the main cause of the health care crisis: the insurance companies” and calling for “Medicare for All, a universal health care plan.”

Cities where protests are scheduled include New York, Seattle, Baltimore, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Columbus, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Providence and Fort Lauderdale. See the webpage for a complete list and dates and local grassroots contact information.

Among the participants and organizers available for interviews are:

Also via Lacy MacAuley
Zeese is with the Prosperity Agenda. Flowers is a pediatrician with Physicians for a National Health Program; she is one of several doctors who will be risking arrest.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167