UnitedHealth profits slip slightly in fourth quarter

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 17, 2013 - 10:29 PM

An early flu season sent more consumers to the doctor, but the company said it was able to managed costs.

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goodwinnaziJan. 17, 13 9:54 AM

$5.53 billion? Not bad Minnesota! Not bad!

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mattieJan. 17, 1312:14 PM

boo hoo billion dollar company. Why are they making so much money for a health care insurer. hmmmm I wonder if they are charging too much for premiums and denying claims. you think? jeez louise.

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mspshadowJan. 17, 1312:31 PM

"An early flu season led to higher costs, pulling down net income by 1 percent."...not just an early flu season, but at the end of the year when many members had already met their deductible forcing UHG to pay the doctor bills.

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drfranktJan. 17, 13 8:53 PM

UHG, like any business, attempts to bring profit to it's investors. If you have an issue with that, change your IRA or investment strategy and quit blaming the corporate "evils.". If you work for UGH, thank your lucky stars!

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