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6/19/2013 Volunteering Linked to Better Physical, Mental Health

(June 19, 2013) – A new study released today by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) and the Optum Institute finds that volunteering is linked to better physical, mental and emotional health.

4/23/2013 Integrating Eye Care With Disease Management: It's Not Just About Diabetes Anymore

(April 23, 2013) - The integration of eye care with diabetes management has been well documented. Eye care professionals can identify persons with diabetes and partner with primary care providers in the care of their disease.

2/16/2010 On the First Anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act New Report Finds Investment in Health Centers Yields Major Returns

A new report projects that federal investment in health centers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) will generate $3.2 billion dollars in economic activity -- an estimated return on investment of nearly $2 for every $1 spent.

7/27/2011 Working Paper: Modernizing Rural Health Care: Coverage, quality and innovation

(July 27, 2011) - Rural Americans experience more chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease than urban and suburban residents and have greater difficulties accessing high-quality care. This paper explores how health reform implementation will increase the need for innovative care models and points to technology and a stronger role for rural primary care as promising solutions.

4/15/2010 Working Paper: Coverage for Consumers, Savings for States: Options for Modernizing Medicaid

(April 15, 2010) - States and the federal government can save an estimated $366 billion over the next decade by modernizing Medicaid, according to this report. States’ share of these potential savings is estimated at $149 billion, which can help offset states’ budget pressures. A portion of these savings could also be reinvested in primary care.

10/15/2010 Working Paper: US Deficit Reduction: The Medicare and Medicaid Modernization Opportunity

(Oct. 15, 2010) - Federal and state governments could save taxpayers about $3.5 trillion over the next 25 years by expanding the use of coordinated care programs in Medicare and Medicaid, according to this report. The report sets out practical steps to better coordinate care and provide holistic and proactive support for seniors and Medicaid beneficiaries.

11/23/2010 Working Paper: The United States of Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities in the Decade Ahead

(Nov. 23, 2010) - More than 50 percent of Americans could have diabetes or prediabetes by 2020 at a cost of $3.35 trillion over the next decade if current trends continue. This paper offers practical solutions that could improve health and life expectancy, while also saving up to $250 billion over the next 10 years, if programs to prevent and control diabetes are adopted broadly and scaled nationally.

12/7/2010 Diabetes in the United Arab Emirates: Crisis or Opportunity?

(Dec. 7, 2010) – The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is amongst the highest in the world. By 2020, an estimated 32 percent of the adult population (age 20-79), including both UAE nationals and expatriates, may have diabetes or prediabetes at a possible cost of $8.52 billion (USD)* (AED 31.27 billion†) over the next decade if current trends continue.

4/16/2010 Volunteers Report Improved Physical, Emotional Health

(April 16, 2010) – A new survey released today by UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) business, and VolunteerMatch, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities by helping great people and great causes connect, found that 68 percent of those who volunteered in the past year report that volunteering has made them feel physically healthier.

8/28/2013 New Report: Practical Solutions for Chronic Child-Related Conditions Could Improve Health, Save at Least $41 billion Over 10 Years

A new report released today by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), titled “100 Percent of Our Future: Improving the Health of America’s Children,” points to several practical steps to address the unmet health needs of children.