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    Health insurers want you to keep smoking, Harvard doctors say

    Interesting.... They're capitalizing on both sides. People pay them to get sick, then pay them to get well. I don't know if that's more opportunistic/revolting or more brilliant.

    Health and life insurance companies in the U.S. and abroad have nearly $4.5 billion invested in tobacco stocks, according to Harvard doctors.

    “It’s the combined taxidermist and veterinarian approach: either way you get your dog back,” says David Himmelstein, an internist at the Harvard Medical School and co-author of a letter published in this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

    The largest tobacco investor on the list, the 160-year old Prudential company with branches in the U.S. and the U.K., has more than $1.5 billion invested in tobacco stocks. The runner-up was Toronto-based Sun Life Financial, which apparently holds over $1 billion in Philip Morris (Altria) and other tobacco stocks. In total, seven companies that sell life, health, disability, or long-term care insurance, have major holdings in tobacco

    Health insurers want you to keep smoking, Harvard doctors say : Scientific American Blog
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  2. lol funny mean Insurance company want to make money by two way

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    I don't know if that's more opportunistic/revolting or more brilliant.
    Probably the Chinese way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    Probably the Chinese way.
    The Chinese way? I don't understand.
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    I mean the way the Chinese seek, encounter and do business. In general they are very opportunistic neglecting any 'rules of engagement' but not always wrong or right perse (at least imo). Perhaps 'the West' is finally adopting the Chinese business model, if there is any. But, I may be wrong.

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