Life or Debt: Strike Private Health Insurance

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Date(s) - 03/21/2013
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Bryant Park

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Today, when you buy health insurance, you’re making a bet that doesn’t pay off. And it’s not just a bet with money, it’s a bet with your life. In response to this broken system, Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee initiative has taken action. We will soon announce a huge debt buy; this time we’ve purchased and abolished a large amount of medical debt. Join us, Healthcare for the 99% and other allies for an important day of action.

Thursday March 21st Bryant Park
4pm -Rally and creative actions against the private insurance companies

*These actions are part of a week of actions all around the country declaring a Healthcare Emergency: It’s a Matter of “Life or Debt”.

Call to action:
Hashtags for the action: #lifeordebt #M23 #strikedebt

If you won’t be in New York, join us in bringing this action everywhere! Already, actions are planned in California, Maryland, Colorado, Vermont and Minnesota. Wherever you are:

  • Protest a closed community hospital
  • Support a struggling community hospital
  • Protest a private insurance company
  • Protest a pharmaceutical company
  • Do a creative direct action!
  • Organize a healthcare or debt speak out
  • Organize a free health screening or health fair
  • Organize free legal advice and debt/financial guidance
  • Provide free education about debt and/or healthcare

Some helpful slogans and messages:

  • Healthcare: a Matter of Life or Debt
  • Debt on Arrival
  • End Medical Debt
  • Strike Medical Debt
  • Healthcare is a Human Right
  • Medical Knowledge Put Me into Debt
  • Single-Payer Now
  • Medicare for All
  • Isn’t Being Sick Bad Enough?
  • Cause of Debt: [Heart Attack, Diabetes, Private Hospital]

Hashtags for the action: #lifeordebt #M23 #strikedebt

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