Health insurers managed to establish some stability in the second quarter this year despite a number of obstacles, including Republicans’ push to quash the Affordable Care Act, according to a Healthcare Dive report.
“2Q is a critical quarter for (managed care organizations) because it is the point at which management has seen enough actual data on claims payments to assess product pricing and any unusual trends,” Jefferies Managing Director for Healthcare Equity Research David Windley told Healthcare Dive.
Healthcare Dive in its report highlights five key takeaways from the second-quarter numbers.
According to the report, payers, both big and small, are taking full advantage of Medicare Advantage by expanding their offerings on the market.
UnitedHealth’s Medicare Advantage population posted a 10.4 percent year-over-year increase after welcoming 450,000 new members.
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