TITLE

UnitedHealth deal: Boon or bane for employers?

AUTHOR(S)
Parekh, Rupal
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Business Insurance;7/11/2005, Vol. 39 Issue 28, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the merger of United Health Group Inc. and PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. in 2005. Concerns over the impact of the partnership on the competition among health insurers in the U.S.; Expected role of the alliance in the increase in health care costs; Benefits of the merger to the expansion of United Health; Agreed terms of the acquisition.
ACCESSION #
17868175

 

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