10/26/11 - The Hedz-Up Report covers Occupy Wall Street's, Healthcare for the 99%, as they lead a "March Against the Health Insurance Industry." Coverage picks up at final destination, St. Vincent's Hospital, as local activists from the Coalition for a New Village Hospital and Hands Off St. Vincents!, prepare to greet the marchers and conduct a teach-in.
Real estate developer Bill Rudin, has purchased the hospital property for approximately $260 million and has announced plans to build luxury condominiums. Also planned is an "urgent care center," which activists argue will leave the area without an adequately equipped full-fledged hospital.
More to come, stay tuned.
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Healthcare For The 99% - Last Hearing on St. Vincent’s Hospital Being Turned into Luxury Condos
Meet: March 6th, 8am
St. Vincent's Hospital: Timeline of a Crime / March 2010 - March 2012
Healthcare for the 99% – Occupy Wall St Working Group
Daily Kos - Video of Healthcare for 99%/OWS March in NYC
DNAInfo: Village Hospital Coalition Joins Occupy Wall Street Protesters
DNAinfo.com - Luxury Condos in Former St. Vincent's Building to Hit the Market
PNHP - Doctors Support Occupy Wall Street Because Wall Street Is Occupying Health Care
Gotham Gazette - St. Vincent's Highlights Crunch for Hospitals Serving the Poor
NY Magazine - St. Vincent's is the Lehman Brothers of Hospitals
Paul Krugman - NY Times - Patients Are Not Consumers
David Brooks - NY Times - Where Are the Liberals?
Coalition for a New Village Hospital
Hands Off St. Vincent's!
Hands Off St. Vincents Call for a New Hospital (Petition)