UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance.
The government has raised its payment estimate for Medicare Advantage plans months ahead of a busy election season during which cuts to the program promise to be a key focus for politicians and voters. This might lead to fewer changes for the plans, which serve nearly 16 million people, or about 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries.
Insurer UnitedHealth Group sees some parts of the health-care overhaul as sound medicine. Here's what provisions will remain regardless of whether the law survives an upcoming Supreme Court ruling.