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Health insurers face skeptical Senate panel

New York Times, April 1, 2009

Two UnitedHealth Group executives appeared before a Senate panel to discusss whether databases operated by a UnitedHealth unit had enabled various insurers to shortchange consumers systematically on reimbursements for using doctors outside the insurers' own networks. But with the insurance industry's future largely in the hands of lawmakers as Washington ponders health reform, the executives' testimony seemed to invite more scrutiny of industry practices.