Patty Courtney

Why We Chose to be Arrested, the "Baltimore Four" Explain - talking with legislators is ineffective

"The care denied by 'health insurers' is a death sentence."

On Oct. 29, 2009, four activists, who support a Medicare for All solution to our healthcare crisis, were arrested in Baltimore, MD, for trespassing. They were engaged in a "patients before profits sit-in" at a 17-story tower, which houses an office of the insurance giant, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. In this video, the four: Ms. Patty Courtney, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Dr. Eric Naumburg and Mr. Charles Loubert, explain their decision to choose arrest in order to serve a higher cause--the passage into law of a universal healthcare system that will serve all Americans.



For more details on the Single Payer issue, the arrests and the exact charges placed against each defendant, check out: