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UnitedHealthcare CEO: Medicare Advantage Benefit Cuts Are ‘The New Frontier’

Tampa Bay Times: AARP Medicare Plan Cuts Signal Major Changes, Says UnitedHealthcare CEO
AARP Medicare plans, administered by insurance giant UnitedHealthCare, have been under scrutiny lately for belt tightening, ranging from dropping Silver Sneakers to dropping thousands of physicians from their networks. Major providers like Moffitt Cancer Center and St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute are out for 2014. ... But this trend is neither temporary nor confined to AARP plans, said Jack Larsen, CEO of UnitedHealthcare, in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times (Nohlgren, 11/2).

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