UnitedHealth starts preventive health initiative

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While it may be only one insurer -- UnitedHealth Group -- focusing on only one disease -- Type 2 diabetes -- the new program announced by UnitedHealth and the YMCA may be a sign of things to come. Clearly, UnitedHealth understands that spending on disease prevention now can save billions later.

And now that health insurance companies must insure everyone beginning in 2014, regardless of pre-existing conditions, it's time for the companies to step up and work on preventive care.