Presbyterian Church (USA) takes step toward divestment from for-profit health insurance companies

July 7th, 2012 – Today the Presbyterian Church (USA) took a step toward divestment from for-profit health insurance companies in the US by instructing the appropriate committee of the General Assembly to begin a process of information gathering. The Mission Through Responsible Investing Committee (MRTI) is instructed by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church […]

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Time to divest from insurance companies?

From Alice Faryna M.D., Columbus, OH After hearing someone say that health care reform is the civil rights issue of this decade, I retrieved the 1966 speech on civil disobedience by Dr. Martin Luther King. The two strategies described were marches and boycotts. His marches were successful because large target populations could be found in […]

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Kentucky Presbyterian group urges scrutiny of big health insurers, with eye to possible divestment

By Johanna W.H.van Wijk-Bos On Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, the Mid-Kentucky Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted at its regular stated meeting, held in Glasgow, Ky., to send an overture to its 220th General Assembly. The overture requests of the General Assembly to instruct the committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) to report […]

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Investors with a Conscience Should Divest from Health Insurance Companies

Too Pig To Fail Morin

By Rob Stone for Tikkun.org – I was the doctor on duty one night in August when the ambulance rushed a man into our Midwestern hospital ER. As I walked into the room, the scene was right out of TV. A nurse was trying to start an IV. Someone was running an EKG. A student […]

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