GRITtv: Nurses Union, Inspired by Egypt, Hits the Streets
As doctors marched in Cairo, nurses marched in California this week, protesting Blue Cross Blue Shield’s latest insurance rate hikes. Said National Nurses Union president, RoseAnn DeMoro, “We can learn a lesson from the streets of Egypt… Public pressure is essential to confront tyranny, whether you are faced with political repression or corporate control of our health. There are lives in the balance.”
Blue Cross Blue Shield announced increases of 60% on individual premiums recently, but by the end of their demonstration, the insurance company agreed to delay action on the hike for 60 days. Stay tuned for more on this campaign in future weeks.