Domestic Health

  • Universal to all faith traditions is the call to safeguard our personal health and the health of others as a moral obligation. ICCR’s voice in the national discourse on domestic health care begins with this moral mandate. Adequate health care and the right to security during sickness is guaranteed under Article 25 of the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights, however these rights are regularly violated and, for those in our nation least able to afford it, access to affordable health care often remains out of reach. As people of faith, we are called to address the injustices of the current health care system; as investors and professionals working in the field, we are called to address its inefficiencies.


    Featured ICCR Initiatives

    Challenging 11 Pharma Companies. This proxy season, ICCR members have filed resolutions with 11 major U.S. pharmaceutical companies and sent letters to an additional six non U.S. companies  requesting that they provide rationale and criteria that justify price increases along with an assessment of the legislative, regulatory, reputational and financial risks they represent to these companies. Read the letter.

    Coalition of 119 investors urges support for expanded coverage under ACA.

    The Medicines Patent Pool.   ICCR encourages pharma companies to share patents for their life-saving HIV drug formulations through the Medicines Patent Pool as a way to make them more affordable and available where they are needed most. 


    Featured Resources

    Statement of Principles and Recommended Practices for Corporations on Domestic Health Issues. These principles articulate our position on corporate responsibility regarding domestic health care, along with our recommended best practices

     

    PriceGougi$ol

    A Bitter Pill

    Rising drug costs endanger the lives of millions.

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