Seven Arrested at Health Care Rally

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    Seven protesters have been arrested in Chicago during a sit-in for single-payer universal health insurance. (Published Friday, Oct 9, 2009)

    Seven protesters have been arrested in Chicago during a sit-in for single-payer universal health insurance.

    The arrests took place Thursday at the corporate offices of Cigna insurance company. A police spokesman says the protesters were arrested on criminal trespassing charges.

    They were among about two dozen advocates who picketed at Cigna. Protesters carried signs and chanted "patients, not profits."

    Organizers include the groups Healthcare-NOW! and the Center for the Working Poor. They plan similar protests next week in several other U.S. cities.

    The major health reform proposals being worked out in Washington don't include a single-payer plan.