UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform & Modernization

Health Care Modernization

Together, we can modernize and build a more effective, simpler and consistently high quality health care system.

Drawing on our internal expertise and data and extensive external experiences and partnerships, the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform & Modernization analyzes key health care issues and develops innovative policies and practical solutions for the health care challenges facing our nation.  more >

In the Spotlight

Image of a doctor with a patientNews Release: 
Report: Practical and Scalable Solutions Can Overcome Worsening Shortage of Primary Care Access and Capacity, Improve Service Delivery
(Sept. 30, 2014) With 50 million Americans lacking adequate access to primary care a shortfall set to worsen in coming years UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE: UNH) Center for Health Reform & Modernization issued a report today highlighting practical and scalable solutions that can increase primary care capacity and access to needed services, and improve care delivery.

Visit our Primary Care page for more content related to the primary care report.

Image of a man sorting his pharmaceuticalsNews Release: 
Multidisciplinary Roundtable Explores Challenges in Managing Innovation and Cost of Specialty Pharmaceuticals for Progressive and Chronic Diseases    
(April 2014) Innovative specialty drugs are providing important cures and treatments, with new therapies expected in the near future. However, annual costs for certain drugs may reach $30,000 and in some cases exceed $100,000 per patient. Already these drugs comprise over a quarter of total drug spending in the United States and spending is growing at double-digit rates even as the growth rate for traditional pharmaceuticals has slowed.