Occupy Protesters Interrupt COC Healthcare Event

From Think Progress

Protesters disrupted a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event on healthcare yesterday, interrupting speaker Scott Serota, the CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Chanting “we are the 99 percent,” the protesters stood at the luncheon event and used a “human microphone” technique to read a statement about how the “the one percent in the healthcare industry” is only interested in profit “at the expense of human suffering and preventable death.” The protesters decried the influence that the health insurance industry wielded in the debate over the Affordable Care Act, and called for “Medicare for all” or a “single payer health system.” Watch it:


  1. Peter Gatliff on November 19, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Our health care system is nothing more than “Polite Genocide” if you have no insurance. Even if you have insurance the greed will kill you in the end. My wife had breast cancer and one breast removed. It took 6 months fighting the insurance to get Chemo. By then it was to late. I had a heart attack. Fighting the insurance company for 7 months to have stints put in my heart and almost died. No, it’s called Manslaughter and the government doesnt care.