National Day of Action, report from Atlanta
Fifteen people gathered outside Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia’s Buckhead quarters Thursday to protest for-profit health insurance.
“People are not getting the care they need,” says Margie Rece, a retired nurse who helped organize the protest. Because they now determine things like care procedures and which drugs to use, Rece says insurers have turned doctors and nurses in to little more than “record keepers.” She and her fellow protestors voiced support for HR 676, a bill in Congress that would extend Medicare coverage to all Americans.
15 people is a reasonable turnout for this sort of demonstration.