Medicaid Protest Gets Former 'E.R.' Star Noah Wyle Arrested
He might not be a real doctor. He might only have played one once upon a time on TV. That doesn't mean the politics of modern medicine don't touch something deep within Noah Wyle.
The current "Falling Skies" star and one-time "E.R." doctor John Carter has been arrested in Washington, D.C. today, People reports. He was one among 100 taken into custody today during a gathering by ADAPT on Capitol Hill. He and other protesters had gathered in the Cannon House Office Building rotunda when local authorities slapped on the handcuffs.
The group hoped to dissuade Congress from cutting Medicaid coverage. ADAPT fears that such cutbacks would displace the elderly and disabled from their homes. As a result, those needing care would then flock to nursing homes, the group believes. USA Today reports that many among the arrested were in wheelchairs.
USA Today also adds that Wyle is not the first "E.R." alum to be arrested in D.C. Wyle's once-co-star George Clooney was arrested last month with others demanding that Sudan President Omar al-Bashir be stopped from blocking food and humanitarian aid from his people.
Wyle is also set to participate in the ADAPT 7th Annual Fun Run for Disability Rights April 22 in D.C.'s Upper Senate Park.