Can UnitedHealth Group and Big Health Insurance Survive?

Even Big Insurance’s friends; so-called moderate Democrats like U.S. Senator Michael Bennett (D-Colorado), advance plans that could destroy its business.

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Guess What, America: You Have Socialized Medicine Whether You Like It or Not

The framework of a national single-payer system in the United States already exists. Big government and big business are working to build it right under our noses. My prediction is that it will not be long before Medicare and Medicaid will be expanded to cover all Americans and perhaps combined. The political support for such a move is strong even if politicians do not recognize it.

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United Health Group – The Value in Health Insurance

Beyond the existential reasons, UnitedHealth is just a good basic stock. It gave investors a dividend yield of 1.51% and a return on equity of 18.71% on September 30. In contrast, Amazon paid no dividend and offered investors a return on equity of 2.92% on a stock that was trading at $657.02 a share on November 10, 2015.

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