Walter Eisner • Mon, December 1st, 2014
More than 6,000 doctors and nurses took to Moscow streets on November 23, 2014 to protest the planned closure of at least 28 Moscow hospitals and the firing of up to 10,000 medical staff, as part of a sweeping overhaul that officials say is needed to modernize a decrepit Soviet-era health system.
It is the first mass social protest in Russia in nearly a decade.
And President Obama thinks he’s got troubles with his healthcare reform.
The AP reports that the “doctor’s rebellion” started in early November when thousands took to the streets to protest the layoffs and hospital closures.