The agreement indicates that Optum, which is the healthcare arm of the country's largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, is betting that any changes to the Affordable Care Act, which has reduced the level of uninsured people across the country and brought patients to healthcare providers en masse, will continue provide coverage for the up to 30 million people you have insured. Renfro, Vice President of UnitedHealth Group and CEO of Optum, said the partnership with SCA “will allow us to continue the transition to high-quality, high-value outpatient surgical care, partnering with the full range of health systems, medical groups and health plans. The company told investors in late November that it had clinical practices in 26 markets. Hayek and the SCA management team are expected to continue to be part of the merged company.
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