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UnitedHealth says Q3 volume rebounds, net income down on consumer price breaks

Dive Brief: UnitedHealth Group bested Wall Street expectations and reported a lower-than-expected medical cost ratio of 81.9% for the third quarter as members continue to delay care amid the pandemic. Although utilization is not back to normal, it is hovering around 95% of pre-pandemic levels, considerably higher than the second quarter, executives said Wednesday. The… Read More »

Fauci says White House held ‘superspreader’ event before coronavirus outbreak

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, called a recent White House event a “superspreader.” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the event, a Rose Garden announcement from President Trump about his decision to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, was punctuated by… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »

Doctor says he downplayed the severity of Trump’s condition

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s blood oxygen level dropped suddenly twice in recent days, but he “has continued to improve” since then, the White House physician said Sunday, adding a new layer of confusion to the president’s fight with COVID-19 even while suggesting he could be discharged from the hospital as early as… Read More »