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UnitedHealth: 2013 rates to include PPACA tax

Executives say the company will take a
Executives say the company will take a "disciplined" approach to insurance pricing. (AP file photo)

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH) did well in the third quarter, but company executives said they are reluctant to try to give many details about how they think the company will do in 2013.

Stephen Hemsley, the president of UnitedHealth, emphasized the headwinds that could be facing the company in the coming year today during a conference call with securities analysts.

The growth came from increases in Medicaid and Medicare program enrollment, and in expansion in the large, self-funded employer health plans administered by UnitedHealth.

Enrollment in traditional, "risk-based" commercial health insurance programs fell 2.1 percent, to 9.3 million.

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