How Profitable is Medicare Advantage? The United/Humana Deal in Las Vegas Says a Lot

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
UnitedHealth and Humana have announced that Humana will acquire UnitedHealth's Las Vegas Medicare Advantage business for $185 million.The transaction was important for United in order to get Justice Department approval of UnitedHealth's acquisition of Sierra Health Systems.That $185 million gets Humana only another 25,000 seniors--at a price of $7,400 a customer.