Managed care providers in red over doubts with Q3 earnings

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

Managed care providers are under modest pressure in apparent response to a July JPMorgan hospital survey that indicated a substantial sequential increase in patient utilization of medical services that are likely to persist in Q3. In a note, analyst Gary Taylor expects the higher utilization to pressure medical loss ratios for the quarter.

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