From NY1.com –
Nurses and doctors joined the Occupy Wall Street protesters Sunday to rally for health care reform, and tourists continued to funnel in and out of Zuccotti Park to witness the demonstrations for themselves.
The event in Zuccotti Park featured speakers demanding significant health care reform across the country.
“If we eliminated some of the profits of pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, medical device companies, we could provide healthcare to everyone and do it really well,” said Dr. Mary O’Brian of St. Luke’s Columbia Student Health Service.
“The insurance companies don’t wanna provide care because every time they provide care it’s less profit for them. That’s their inherent motto, that’s the fiduciary duty is to deny people care,” said rally participant Dr. Stephen Auerbach.
On Wednesday, healthcare workers say they plan to march from Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s headquarters downtown up to the former site of St. Vincent’s hospital, which closed down last year after filing for bankruptcy.
See the NY1 video here.
Healthcare for the 99% on Healthcare Reform at Occupy Wall Street: WPIX.
Healthcare for the 99% on Healthcare Reform at Occupy Wall Street: My Fox NY
AUDIO: Medical Professional Protest Corporate greed at Occupy Wall Street: CBS Local