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Healthcare Giant Diverts $10 Mil. Into BLM

Mural located on the corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis | Lorie Shaull, CC BY-SA 2.0

While many Americans struggle to keep up with rising medical bills and health insurance premiums, one large health insurer is diverting $10 million into “diversity” programs. 

UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Monday it’s donating $10 million to address societal issues at the root of George Floyd’s death, and to rebuild Twin Cities’ businesses that were destroyed by days of rioting.

UnitedHealth Group is establishing a dedicated Diverse Scholars trust fund to support Floyd’s children’s education through college. The charity “creates a diverse healthcare workforce, particularly in underserved communities.”

“Corporations are opening up their treasuries to give money to social justice causes, including Black Lives Matter, in the wake of nationwide protests and riots over the death of George Floyd.” – Breitbart

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UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann said:

“George Floyd’s death is an unspeakable tragedy. Communities all across America are struggling to make sense of what’s happened and how we as a society pull together to move forward, heal, learn and grow. The 325,000 people of UnitedHealth Group remain steadfast in our commitment to not only build a culture of inclusivity and diversity within our own organization, but to ensure our actions help create a more equitable society for the people we serve … ” Read more. 

 

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