Managed Care Companies Still Seeing Low Medical Usage: Credit Suisse
By Avi Salzman

People are still staying away from the doctor, a trend that has helped boost health insurance companies’ profits considerably in the last few months, write Credit Suisse analyst Charles Boorady.

Boorady writes in a note today that he met with management of Aetna (AET) and CIGNA (CI) and was pleased to learn that the companies havenm’t been noticing an uptick in patient utilization in the second quarter, meaning their medical loss ratios (MLR) may continue to be particulalry low going forward.

“Companies are unsure as to whether the moderation in medical trend is purely economy-driven, or structural (consumers altering healthcare consumption levels for the long-term),” he writes.

Read more.

Post comment

Forbidden Bookshelf

Forbidden Bookshelf

“While We Were Sleeping”

While We Were Sleeping is an urgent call to save Greenwich Village from New York University's uncontrolled expansion.

Click here to donate to NYUFASP and receive a copy of "While We Were Sleeping: NYU and the Destruction of New York" (minimum donation to receive a book is $10 plus $8 shipping).

Orwell Rolls In His Grave, featuring MCM – Buy the DVD

About News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller, a Professor of Culture and Communication at NYU. It is based on his belief that academics, like reporters, have a civic obligation to help keep the people well-informed, so that American democracy might finally work.

If you'd like to receive updates delivered to your inbox daily, sign up for News From Underground Alerts:

Help News From Underground!

Message from Mark: "I am a one-man operation, although assisted greatly by some volunteers, and, now and then, by people paid by others for one-time projects. There is no shortage of skilled, dedicated folks out there who want to help me. There is, however, nothing I can pay them with, unless you decide you can contribute something."

Please donate via the PayPal button above or via PayPal by email to:

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Popular Posts


Need a bigger font size?

Sponsored Links

  • Your link could be here too, contact us for pricing details.