Health Care for America Now!, MoveOn.org, Jobs with Justice, MassVote and Mass-Care are sponsoring an "Insurance Company Crime Scene" Rally to take place at the MA Association of Health Plans, 40 Court Street, near Government Center on Tuesday Oct 6 at noon.
It's a crime that 64% of all bankruptcies are caused by medical debt. It's a crime that every 12 minutes someone dies because an insurance company denies them care. It's a crime that insurance companies are keeping premiums and out of pocket costs high so that care is unaffordable even for those who have insurance.
At the rally we'll ask insurance companies to sign a 4-point pledge:There will also be a National Day of Action on Oct 20. Details on this event will be announced later this week.
- Not to stand between a doctor and patient when it comes to deciding what care that patient needs.
- Provide Equitable coverage to all resident w/o regard to pre-existing conditions, ethnicity, citizenship status, or geography and end all caps on payments for necessary medical care.
- Terminate any policy or incentive that rewards employees financially or otherwise for denying care and rejecting claims.
- Not to use any resources - including funds, employees and facilities - to oppose health reform proposals that increase patient access to care, add fair regulation of the insurance industry, or support a public health insurance option available on day one.