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Providers Launch 'Boston Tea Party' Protest

More than 1,000 healthcare professionals tossed bags of phony money and corporate annual reports into the Boston Harbor last week to protest what they deem to be a profit-obsessed healthcare system. Organized by the Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care, a Boston-based healthcare reform advocacy group, the demonstrators represented the angst of more than 2,000 doctors, nurses and medical students who signed an article titled "For Our Patients, Not For Profits," published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The mock Tea Party was strategically timed before Congress recessed for the year leaving several healthcare reform bills in limbo.