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Forum Post: Fighting over Aetna's disclosure By Wendell Potter

Posted 7 months ago on Dec. 16, 2013, 11:10 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17442)
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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) thinks shareholders might also take a dim view of receiving inaccurate information on an issue they would be asked to vote on at the company’s annual shareholders’ meetings. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in New York on behalf of an Aetna shareholder, CREW accuses the company of violating the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by sending out false and misleading proxy statements to shareholders.

CREW alleges that Aetna tried to hide nearly $8 million in contributions to the American Action Network (AAN) and the Chamber of Commerce to influence recent elections.

“Aetna pretends to be a model of corporate transparency, but in truth, shareholders have almost no idea which dark money groups the company is funding or how much it is contributing,” CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said in a statement. “Who knows where else Aetna has been funneling money?”

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34849) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

The truth about corp(se)oRATions - it just keeps getting better and better - Hey?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17442) 7 months ago

Yes.

[-] 1 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

This is true of almost any corporate product you buy these days.

It's particularly egregious when it's done by one providing "health care".

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17442) 7 months ago

And this, I think, has the capacity to force shareholders to start looking. If it's one thing they don't like it's the loss of profit. Hiding money, you say? Nevah.

[-] 1 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

Unfortunately, spying on people for the sake of marketing can be very profitable. Plus they can sell not only the tech, but the results.

It's whole new world of privatization.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17442) 7 months ago

How cool is that?

[-] 0 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

Umm............................................

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17442) 7 months ago

I know.

I could go for a really good emoticon right now.

[-] 0 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

LOL

It's all about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9qrJMTU1O8

the question is.

What are they in love with?

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17442) 7 months ago

I forgot all about that guy.

Themselves. That's pretty much it.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34849) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

Coker is running in the Republican Primary,

Shocking - conservatives everywhere must be up in arms about this...... umm wait a mo ....... never mind

[-] 0 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

Shady judges and prosecutors are a way of life in that region.

[-] 1 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

Did you hear him admit that there's seperate court systems for the rich?

Makes you wonder if he's invested in the private prison system.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34849) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

Did you hear him admit that there's separate court systems for the rich?

Truly sad.

[-] 0 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

Texas!

Freedom for some, and liberty, for a select few.

Libe(R)topia, here we come!

Can you say....Ron Lawl?

Or was that Ayn Paul?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (34849) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 months ago

Texas!

1 points 5 minutes ago by shooz (25235)

Tex's ass Tex-Ass? Land of the fossil fuel insane. Or is that homeland of the fossil fuel insane?

[-] 1 points by grapes (2763) 7 months ago

Gerrymandering by wealth created Gringo Bantustan - homeland of the PAH.

[-] 0 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

The most easily "bought" State in the nation.

Or was that Florida?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17442) 7 months ago

Yes, I have been following that. If they are smart they won't elect her.

[-] 1 points by shooz (18035) 7 months ago

Texas?

Smart?

Good luck with that.

At least they won't be fracking Dallas.........yet.