by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger
April 17, 2010
Did you ever wonder how health insurance
companies drum up future business?
Just invest in companies
whose products cause chronic
degenerative disease, driving people
towards more health care needs and therefore more health insurance.
And that's exactly what the health insurance industry is doing. A
new article published in the American Journal of Public Health
reveals that U.S. and Canadian health insurance giants own nearly
$2 billion worth of stock in fast food giants like McDonald's,
Burger King, KFC, Taco Bell and others.
So profits made by health insurance companies are reinvested in
industries that make people sick and diseased, bringing them back to
buy more health insurance down the road. It's a pretty clever
business model for an industry that seems focused on the almighty
dollar and obviously has no concern whatsoever for the actual health
status of its customers.
If anything, these health insurance
companies hope you get sicker!
conspiracy to keep you sick and diseased
These unholy alliances among corporate giants that conspire to keep
you sick are more common than you think.
In addition to health insurance
companies owning billions of dollars worth of shares in fast food
companies, pharmaceutical companies now own major shares of popular
vitamin companies - the ones that produce the cheap, useless
chemical vitamin supplements sold at places like Wal-Mart and
Investors in the mainstream media are some of the same companies
that own medical imaging equipment manufactures that produce
mammography machines and CT scans, too.
And did you know that the American
Dental Association owns patents on materials used in mercury
fillings, which is one of the reasons why
the ADA continues to push
installing toxic mercury into the mouths of children?
This ownership of fast food companies by the health insurance
corporate giants demonstrates a deeply disturbing fact about the
entire sick-care industry:
It really is about profits rather than
If they can make an extra buck feeding
you the very junk foods that are causing cancer, heart disease,
diabetes and strokes, they will absolutely jump on that profit
bandwagon no matter what the cost in human lives, pain and
picture - What are YOU invested in?
There's an even bigger story to all this, by the way.
While it seems altogether contradictory
that health insurance companies would invest in fast food chains,
the disturbing truth is that many institutional investors hold
billions of dollars worth of shares in pharmaceutical companies.
Your very own mutual funds may hold large positions in
Even your employer may be investing your pension funds in
Right now might be a good time, in fact, to review whatever
investments you might have and make sure you're not inadvertently
investing in the types of corporations whose actions you oppose.
Personally, I don't have a single dime invested in any drug company,
oil company, junk food company or fast food chain. I prefer to focus
on "green" investments that support the things I believe in:
Renewable energy, nutrition companies, etc.
Did you know that
Cyanotech, the Hawaii company that makes
spirulina, is a public
company? You can actually own stock in Cyanotech (I don't, but only
because I don't want a conflict of interest when I write about
Vitacost.com is also a public company,
as are many companies in the natural products space.
If you own mutual fund shares, you might be surprised to find out
where your money is being invested. You actually have to research it
a bit to find out where these mutual funds redirect your money. Most
of them invest in Big Pharma in one way or another.
Remember that every dollar pumped into the pharmaceutical industry
is another dollar that will be used to further expand the medical
enslavement of the population through vaccines, medications,
chemotherapy and other dangerous chemical treatments. The best way
to protect the health of future generations is to starve Big Pharma
of investment dollars and revenue by refusing to buy their products
or stock shares.
It's easy to criticize health insurance companies for investing in
fast food chains, but it takes some courage and maturity to review
your own investments and make sure they're all supporting the right
Can you pass
the investment integrity test?
One thing I've learned about people in this world is that some
people are so incredibly greedy and selfish that they'll put their
money anywhere that makes them the most money, regardless of where
it's being invested.
Even some people in the natural health
industry are that way, I've learned: If they could get a 15% annual
return by investing in Big Pharma, they'd do it!
So here's something to ask yourself.
It's an integrity quiz,
If you could make a 5% annual return investing in
renewable energy, or a 15% annual return investing in a
vaccine-pushing drug company, which one would you really choose to
Consider, too, that your investments are private and
one would really know what you invested in.
If you can honestly say you would gladly earn less money by
supporting more natural and health-friendly companies, then you pass
the test and you can consider yourself one of the few in our world
who truly operate with integrity.