Health Care Activists Arrested

On January 15 at the Vermont statehouse, 29 people were arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. They were calling for universal health care. Ellen Schwartz lives in Brattleboro and is a member of the Vermont Workers Center, which organized the rally. She was one of the people who were arrested. “Health care is a human right,” she told the Valley Post.

Also arrested were Sheila Linton, Philip Strickland and Skyler Wind, all of whom live in Brattleboro.

In 2010, more than 44,000 Americans died because the USA does not have universal health care, which Canada, Cuba, Europe, Japan, and every other rich nation has. That's according to congressman Alan Grayson.

People in all those countries have a longer life expectancy than people in the USA.

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