Shares of UnitedHealth (UNH -1.9%), Humana (HUM -2.0%) and HealthSpring (HS -1.2%) are lower, as...

|About: UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of UnitedHealth (UNH -1.9%), Humana (HUM -2.0%) and HealthSpring (HS -1.2%) are lower, as the government is expected to announce cuts of as much as 4% in Medicare Advantage payments to health insurers. "We cannot see an outcome, even with flat rates, that leads to earnings growth," says one analyst.