The Coalition for a
New Village Hospital
joins #Occupy Wall Street and
Hands Off St. Vincent’s to
#Occupy St. Vincent’s
A Teach-in on the direction of health care in New York and the USA and a call to restore a hospital at the site of St. Vincent’s
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 5:30 PM
At the site of the old St. Vincent’s Hospital
7th Avenue at West 12th Street
Teach-in participants will be joined at 6:00 PM by marchers from the
March Against the Health Insurance Industry
organized by Healthcare for the 99%
· 4:00 PM Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza – Share your personal struggles with our healthcare system
- 4:30 PM – Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield / One Liberty Plaza: located across the street from Zuccotti Park, Empire is a subsidiary of WellPoint, the largest publicly-traded health insurance company.
- 5:30 PM – WellCare / 110 5th Ave: the for-profit company that administers Medicaid and Medicare Advantage programs in New York and other states. Currently being investigated for fraud with estimates that WellCare illegally siphoned $400 million to $600 million from state health insurance programs for the poor.
- 6:00 PM – Teach-in at St Vincent’s Hospital