Oneida Nation pressed insurer on universal health
As a shareholder in a national health insurance company, the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin pressed UnitedHealth Group to adopt a universal coverage policy.

The tribe owns 800 shares in the company, The New York Times reported. But UnitedHealth objected to the tribe's request and ended up in a battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The SEC told UnitedHealth, which provides insurance to more than 70 million people, to adopt a universal coverage policy. The company eventually posted a statement on its web site that endorsed some of the goals of the policy.

The Times said the SEC previously refused to force companies to address universal health coverage.

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