A major protest by healthcare activists at the Humana headquarters in downtown Louisville at 10 a.m. Thursday is part of the fourth wave of demonstrations and arrests at 32 cities across the nation. So far, in 11 cities 78 people have been arrested for sitting-in at insurance company offices. On Wednesday and Thursday people who favor Single Payer healthcare programs will be protesting at 21 more cities.
The Louisville group, organized by Rev. David Bos of Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare (KSPH), will be requesting a meeting with Humana CEO Michael B. McCallister, who was paid more than $20 million last year. The activists claim that Humana forced many of its customers into bankruptcy because of health care bills that the corporation refuses to cover.