• STAT+: The health insurer will see you now: How UnitedHealth is keeping more profits, as your doctor

    1 month ago - By STAT

    Next year, UnitedHealth Group - one of the largest health care companies on the planet - expects to make a lot more money in a relatively simple way: by funneling more of the insurance premiums it collects from workers and taxpayers toward itself.
    That's possible because UnitedHealth, known for its sprawling insurance presence, has pivoted to become one of the largest providers of outpatient care by acquiring numerous physician practices, surgery centers, urgent care facilities, and pharmacy benefit managers. And whenever possible, UnitedHealth is directing more of its insurance members to...
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