Mad as Hell #singlepayer Doctors in Lafayette Park
I was late to the rally, I came in while the Raging Grannies were singing. Given that it had been raining, there was a decent crowd, I would guess 100 people. The Progressive Democrats of America were there wearing hospital gowns over their clothes with signs in the front that said "health insurance is like a hospital gown" with a sign in back that said "You are not really covered." They were wearing false fannies for full effect. It was pretty funny. Then the doctor's spoke. They told all the stories we have heard about how they cannot practice medicine the way they were taught in a for profit system. What was really scary was that doctors and nurses are being fired for protesting dangerous practices at hospitals.
Most encouraging were the number of camera's and reporters present. Russia Today was there as was the Associated Press. We may actually get some press out of this one.
I just have to say I had a wonderful time. It was great to be around people who insist that the right thing be done and will not be put off by bleating about what is pragmatic.