UnitedHealth Group Blames Economy for Poor Business
UnitedHealth Group said fewer businesses and employers are signing up for its health insurance due to the weakening economy. The insurer's stock dropped sharply after announcing disappointing first-quarter earnings on Tuesday. UnitedHealth Group owns PacifiCare.
- "Insurer Says Economy Has Dented Its Prospects" (Abelson, New York Times, 4/23).