All across America, protesters are ramping up the fight for real, solid healthcare reform-- single payer-- by protesting and engaging in civil disobedience. Over 100 have been arrested in the past weeks. I witnessed and documented the protest and arrest of 13 demostrators at the Philadelphia Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters in center city Philly.
as has been reported elsewhere, house leadership pulled the "kucinich amendment" from the current version of the bill.
the upshot of this is that states who want to implement single-payer systems—-such as california—will be barred from doing so. it’s one more gift to the cruel insurance corporations, dressed up with the bow of reform.
protesters arrested in pelosi's office san francisco -- federal police on tuesday arrested 12 supporters of a single-payer health care system who entered house speaker nancy pelosi's san francisco offices and refused to leave until they talked to the congresswoman.
police arrested them for creating a disturbance on federal property nearly three hours after they entered pelosi's offices.
pelosi was not in the office and did not talk to them by telephone....