Wall Street Protesters Target Health Insurers

October 28, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters held a speak-out and march in New York City targeting the health insurance industry.

Several hundred protesters marched on Wednesday, Oct. 26, to the offices at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, located near the movement’s encampment in Zuccotti Park where they demanded health care for all. They also targeted other health insurance companies.

The march ended at the now-closed St. Vincent’s Hospital in Greenwich Village, where they called for the hospital’s reopening.

The Catholic-affiliated hospital filed for bankruptcy before closing in April, citing a $1 billion debt. It was sold to a developer who plans to turn it into a walk-in emergency facility and hundreds of luxury apartments.

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