Protestors Picket for Health Care Reform
With nearly 46 million Americans uninsured, some residents here in North Central Florida decided to take a stand.
Members of the group "Medicare For All" say their goal is to push for a single-payer system, modeled after Medicare... and they want to eliminate the role of private insurance companies.
But others say... that might not be the best idea.
Protesters say they're speaking out against what they call the "stranglehold" that private health insurance companies have on the health care reform debate.
They were protesting in front of BlueCross BlueShield because it's one of the largest private insurance companies in the country.
"I think that healthcare is a right and everybody in this country should have health care.
But BlueCross BlueShield released this statement:
"We believe that the private market system remains the best method for ensuring choice, affordability and access to health coverage for most Americans."
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