The Star Tribune’s Chen May Yee has a helpful overview today about UnitedHealth Group‘s role in the health-reform debate.
The Minnetonka-based HMO is pitching ideas for cost-savings and hoping to convince Congress that it can be a part of the solution. It recently announced a telemedicine plan to serve rural patients and also opened a comparative effectiveness center.
“Leading companies take advantage of disruptive change in the marketplace,” CEO Stephen Hemsley recently told reporters.
Meanwhile, one commenter says the article should have focused more on the Lewin Group, which touts itself as an objective, independent think tank on health-care issues but is part of a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.