Coventry Health--Another Reminder That This Isn't an Easy Business

Thursday, June 19, 2008
Here are some comments from a first quarter earnings call Coventry management would sure like to take back.Yesterday, Coventry reported that its Medicare private fee-for-service business will miss its second quarter medical cost ratio projections by more than 300 basis points and that it will miss its prior second quarter estimates for its commercial medial cost ratio by a whopping 200 basis