UnitedHealthcare will keep health law changes

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 21, 2013 - 3:58 PM

UnitedHealthcare says Supreme Court ruling won't be a factor in some coverage.

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chuckdancerJun. 11, 12 6:39 AM

This whole things gets weirdier every day. We have a presidential candidate that championed the same health care reform at the state level as we have at the federal level and he is DENYING his involvement; for political purposes. I guess we don't have to wonder about his honesty. Now a major health insurer, also a major foe of reform wants to play the political winds by "recognizing " elements of the reform as keepers. Wow, aren't they just the nicest people also. Just remember, we still get to blame Obama for this "horrible" reform; and it's unconstitutional to boot.

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rickbmnJun. 11, 12 7:00 AM

chuckdancer: Romney is not denying his involvement, he says it's a matter for the states not the federal government, and he is right. We have a federal government with enumerated powers not a central government that oversees us all. And UHG (surprise, surpsrise) has found some convenient pieces that will help increase its revenues and profits. By not charging those who directly receive the services, they spread the costs among ALL its customers thereby raising the price for everyone. Did anyone really think the healthcare bill wouldn't raise healthcare costs?? In a twist of the highest irony, Obama claimed (and claims) HC costs will decreae. Truth is everyone (wel, those who pay premiums) is seeing increased costs. And now a private compamny, UHG, will make even more $$ thanks to Obama. And you wonder why companies love government?

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allhailfsmJun. 11, 12 7:38 AM

UHG is making "promises" that are completely non-binding. Their only goal is to undo the mandates by claiming they have learned their lesson. If the law is crippled, UHG can again change its tune in response to legitimate market forces.

The only way to bring costs down is to have everyone operating under the same rules. The affordable care act started that process. If the GOP succeeds in killing it, all our families will be poorer.

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railroadJun. 11, 12 7:52 AM

I have been reading on the healthcare system in this country.. the MAIN reason healthcare is high in this country is mainly due to healthcare management fees (UHC ceo gets paid $30 Million a year)..USA rates low by the World Health Care Organization on services given to all Americans in this country.. The infant mortality is at an all time HIGH due to poor people not getting medical care. The right wants it that way and is pushing hard to make the stats worse... When will the people in this country who claim to be christians start caring about their fellow man? When the rich have all the wealth?

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muskiedogJun. 11, 12 7:54 AM

What are adult children?

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luzhishenJun. 11, 12 8:15 AM

So I assume the complainers would favor the French, German, or Dutch systems which deliver far better health care at a far lower cost...or do they think the glorious Free Market - which has failed miserably at this task - is the only solution?

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rickbmnJun. 11, 12 8:24 AM

railroad: DO you really believe the W.H.O.? Tell me, please, if you were realy ill, what country on this planet would you seek medical care if you were free to choose? Are you going to believe what a "one world government" agency publishes or what YOU know to be true? I am a Christian, and I do care about my fellow man. I show that by helping and giving. But that does not mean I surrender the rights to what I have worked hard for and allow you and others to steal it from me under the guise of government. I want to treach all to "fish for themselves" so people like you don't insist on taking mine. Oh... and where exactly are all these people not getting pre-natal medical care? There are free clinics everywhere not to mention hospitals that cannot turn away the sick? (Another talking point.)

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rat618Jun. 11, 12 8:47 AM

Crumbs for the peasants.

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mom2fourJun. 11, 12 9:02 AM

Don't forget that the costs of providing whatever coverage there is will be spread over and paid for by all of the insured. If we had wide open competition with all insurers being able to offer all sorts of coverage options and all customers had the right to choose their plan without government interference - I'd be all for it.

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falcon1679Jun. 11, 12 9:47 AM

rickbmn - chuckdancer: Romney is not denying his involvement,---------------- Um, yeah, he has. And he's also gone on record with a justification to deny health insurance to people with per-existing conditions.

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