From:   Ras Arthemio Selassie <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 24, 2011 5:33:54 PM
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #LIVESTREAM - Healthcare rally

I sent and email earlier but didn't get a reply.  The Healthcare for the 99% is having and event this Wednesday and is looking for support in live-streaming. Who is down for it?

Here is what they have:

Wednesday, October 26th: Get Wall Street out of Healthcare!!
Speakout and March Against the Health Insurance Industry


·       4:00pm Open Speakout - come share your personal struggles with our healthcare system

·       4:30pm March Against the Health Insurance Industry

March Details:

·       4:30pm - Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield / One Liberty Plaza: located across the street from Zuccotti park, Empire is a subsidiary of WellPoint, the largest publicly-traded health insurance company. CEO Angela Braley's overall compensation is $13.1 million dollars, enough to cover 1455 New Yorkers.

·       5:30pm - WellCare / 110 5th Ave: the for-profit company that administers Medicaid and Medicare Advantage programs in New York and other states. Currently being investigated for fraud with estimates that WellCare illegally siphoned $400 million to $600 million from state health insurance programs for the poor. (1)

·       6pm - St Vincent's Community Hospital / 12th St & 7th Ave: closed earlier this year due to bankruptcy, St Vincent’s is a casualty of profit-driven insurers and a healthcare system that leaves 50 million Americans uninsured. There are now no hospitals on the westside below 57th st.



thank you very much,



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