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United Healthcare reported first-quarter revenues of $48.7 billion – a 9.4% year-over-year increase from last year. The insurer says that due to 3% insurance tax in Affordable Care Act, plan premiums will likely rise in 2018.
Two separate studies investigated why consumers respond to high-deductible plans by using less healthcare services, which in turn leads to a decrease in doctor visits and clinical laboratory test orders.
The U.S. Justice Department recently disclosed that there will be an investigation into four more major health insurers as part of a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against UnitedHealth Group in 2011.
Consumer Reports found 30% of patients with private insurance received a “surprise” medical bill from 2014 through 2015. According to a recent JAMA study, this is most likely due to the large number of physicians providing out-of-network services to a patient at an in-network facility and billing patients for the costs beyond what insurance will pay.