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2009: The Year of Health Care Reform? - Faith-Based Investors See Doubling of Related Shareholder Resolutions, Growing Public Support From Corporate America

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Published on: 14 January 2009

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)...reported today that:
* The number of health care reform shareholder resolutions at major corporations will rise...to 26 in the proxy season for 2009, including such top companies as American Express, Ford, Qualcomm, Staples, Verizon, Yum! Brands Inc.; and
* The ranks of top U.S. companies publicly embracing principles for health care reform now stands at more than 12, including Starbucks..., McDonalds, Target, Lilly and Aetna... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., informed religious investors this week of the company’s support for the principles.
[Also refers to 2009 shareholder resolutions filed with: 3-M; Abbott Laboratories; Altria; Apple; Bank of America; Boeing; CBS; Coca-Cola Enterprises; DirecTV; ExxonMobil; General Motors; Home Depot; Kohl's; Kroger; Lowe’s; United Technologies; Wyeth; Xerox Corporation.
2008 resolutions filed with Altria; Alliant Tech; Boeing; Comcast; Ford; GM; Loews; Reynolds; UST; United Technologies; Wendy's [part of the Wendy's/Arby's Group]; Xcel.
Other companies that have endorsed health care reform principles: Bristol-Meyers Squibb; Cardinal Health; General Electric; Johnson & Johnson; McDonald’s; Merck; Pfizer; WellPoint]

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Related companies: 3M Abbott Laboratories Aetna Alliant Techsystems Altria American Express Apple Bank of America Boeing Bristol-Myers Squibb Cardinal CBS Coca-Cola Enterprises Comcast DirecTV Eli Lilly ExxonMobil Ford General Electric General Motors Home Depot Johnson & Johnson Kohl's Kroger Loews Lowe's McDonald's Merck Pfizer Qualcomm Reynolds American Staples Starbucks Target United Technologies Verizon Walmart Wellpoint Wendy's Wendy's/Arby's Group Wyeth (part of Pfizer) Xcel Energy Xerox YUM!