UnitedHealth’s Deal May Point to Health Care’s Future
America’s health care system has a multiplicity of players, driving bills higher. UnitedHealth’s purchase of a physicians group could control costs.
Health care Goliaths are cutting out the middleman. The American health care system is full of intermediaries chasing after a share of the industry’s profit, often by gaming one another. UnitedHealth’s $4.9 billion purchase of a physicians group from DaVita is the latest example of trying to cut costs by eliminating such links in the chain.The health care system in the United States is akin to one of Rube Goldberg’s zany cartoon contraptions. America spends far more than other countries on tr...
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