Outcry forces UnitedHealthcare to delay plans to deny some ER coverage

Source: Reed Ableson, N.Y.Times

In the face of growing opposition from hospital and doctors groups, UnitedHealthcare said it would delay a plan to stop paying for emergency room visits that it deemed nonurgent, at least until the pandemic has ended.

The policy, which would affect millions of United’s customers, was greeted with longstanding worry over the unintended consequences of the coronavirus crisis on Americans’ health as people put off care for serious illnesses. The change had also sparked outrage in light of the steep declines in E.R. visits that ironically resulted in healthy profits and savings for insurers.

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