Friday, April 16, 2010

Insurance companies hold billions in fast food stock

This new study shows that companies supposed to be supporting health are invested in some of the most unhealthy companies. While I doubt the insurance executives were thinking, "Let's invest in fast food so we can get more people sick," it does bring up a potential conflict of interest. Now that insurance companies will not be able to deny people insurance, they may start thinking more about health. Hopefully this will prompt them to invest in companies that promote health for American families.
Study: Insurance companies hold billions in fast food stock - CNN.com

(p.s. Great to see Cambridge Health Alliance, where I trained, putting out great studies!)
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