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Picket the Health Insurance Profiteers!
November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
On Nov 21st, we’re protesting the annual meeting of the New York Health Plan Association, the trade association/lobby group for the state’s private health insurers. NYHPA and their corporate allies have formed the misnamed “Realities of Single Payer Coalition” that’s desperately fighting a highly popular bill in the state legislature to guarantee publicly-funded healthcare for all (NY Health Act). Join us for a picket, speak out, and rally to tell them it is time for them to GO!
UnitedHealth Group, a prominent member of the NY Health Plan Association, is currently being investigated in NY for using a racially-biased algorithm that resulted in less care for Black patients with more complex health conditions than white patients. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann’s total compensation for 2018 was $21.5 million despite denying and withholding needed care.
50% of NYers failed to get the medical attention needed because of cost barriers.
62% of bankruptcies are due to medical debt. 70% of those bankruptcies are people WITH insurance at the time they got sick.
39,000 people died due to lack of healthcare last year.
Enough is enough. We need to get greedy profiteers out of our healthcare by passing the New York Health Act and Medicare for All.
Please RSVP so we can have enough signs, food, and transportation: www.bit.ly/PicketTheProfiteers2019