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Scott Serota President of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association:

And, uh, continuing corroboration with with us at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on a number of key issues of mutu---

Crowd:

Mic Check!

Mic Check!
We are the 99 percent.
And we are here because Scott Serona.
CEO of Blue Cross
Makes more than
2.5 million dollars per year
Is an example
Of the 1%
In the health care industry
Who testified to Congress
Influenced the House Bill
To create more profits
For health insurers
At the expense
Of human suffering
And preventable death
Health insurers
Are not health providers
They restrict and deny
Necessary medical  treatment
And charge increasing premiums
To make more profit
Because private health insurers
1/3 of our health care dollars
Goes to marketing  administration  and profit
Instead of health care
400 billion dollars
Would be saved
If we had
Improved Medicare for all
That money
And the money saved
From a single payer health system
(Garbled as security drags out the Mic person and another starts across the room)
Necessary care
For all the uninsured
And the under insured
Right now
More than 120 adults
Are dying every day in America
Because of a lack of health care
That’s 45,000 people each year
2 million people with cancer
Don’t get treatment
Because they can’t afford it
People that have to chose pay for health care
Or keeping their house
Or sending their child to college
We say this situation is not acceptable
So we are here
To tell Scott Serota
And other CEO’s of corporations
Which make profit on necessary health care
Stay out of our government

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 05:00 PM PST.

Also republished by ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement and Progressive Hippie.

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