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UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH

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Supreme Court Shakeup Adds Another Layer of Complexity to Election Year for Healthcare Industry

Julie Utterback, CFA Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Julie Utterback, CFA |

With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Sept. 18, another layer of complexity has been added to this election year for the healthcare industry. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 10, a week after the U.S. election. Prior to Ginsburg's death, the court looked likely to uphold the ACA at least along the previous voting lines (5-4), but without her vote, the path to upholding the law just got more complicated, creating the potential for the millions of Americans who gained access to insurance through the ACA to lose that coverage. For now, we are not changing our views on any moats or valuations in the industry, but investors should be aware of the various scenarios that could influence the U.S. healthcare system over the next several weeks. 

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UnitedHealth Group is the largest private health insurance provider in the United States, offering medical benefits to nearly 50 million members across its U.S. and international businesses. As a leader in employer-sponsored, self-directed, and government-backed insurance plans, UnitedHealth has obtained massive scale in managed care. Along with its insurance assets, UnitedHealth's continued investments in its Optum franchises have created a healthcare services colossus that spans everything from medical and pharmaceutical benefits to providing outpatient care and analytics to both affiliated and third-party customers.

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9900 Bren Road East, UnitedHealth Group Center
Minnetonka, MN, 55343
T +1 952 936-1300
Sector Healthcare
Industry Healthcare Plans
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type Aggressive Growth
Employees 325,000

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