St. Louis Health Care Advocates to Deliver 3,000 Petitions at Rally Outside Cigna Building


Contact: Crystal Brigman Mahaney, [email protected], 417-693-5690; Missouri Jobs with Justice Communications Director

ADVISORY: Thousands Demand Cigna Put Care Over Cost & Cover Critical Treatment

Health Care Advocates to Deliver 3,000 Petitions at Rally Outside Cigna Building

St. Louis, Missouri – TOMORROW, Thursday, November 10th, health care advocates will rally at Cigna Healthcare’s local office to deliver 3,000 petitions demanding it provide medically-necessary care to its policyholders. Despite Cigna promising its policyholders to work “Together, all the way,” Cigna suddenly stopped covering Springfield, Missouri resident Mark Hall’s ulcerative colitis treatment. For more than a year without this medication, Mark has faced daily chronic pain while he’s been stuck in the corporate appeals process. The rally is led by Missouri Jobs with Justice.

More than 3,000 Americans signed a petition demanding Cigna resolve Mark’s claim denial and immediately get him the care he needs to successfully treat his ulcerative colitis so he can live with less pain.

But Mark’s story isn’t unique. Every year, private insurance companies deny claims to tens of millions of people of every race and background. 


What:  Rally and Delegation of Missourians deliver more than 3,000 petitions demanding Cigna pay for its policyholder, Mark Hall, care.

When: Thursday, November 10th, 2:00 PM

Where:  Cigna Healthcare building, 231 S. Bemiston #500, Clayton, Missouri, 63105


  • Andre Smith, a St. Louis resident who is fighting an insurance denial from Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dr. Ed Weisbart, a family physician and chair of the Missouri chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program
  • The Rev. Jon Stratton, Faith Co-Chair of the St. Louis Missouri Jobs with Justice Leadership Team and pastor at Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Richard von Glahn, Policy Director with Missouri Jobs with Justice


Missouri Jobs with Justice is a statewide grassroots coalition building transformative power for social, racial, and economic justice. Our individual and organizational members come together to hold decision-makers accountable and to build a Missouri where opportunity exists for all, regardless of race, identity, income, or immigration status. Follow our work at or