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United’s alleged violations balloon to nearly 1 million
American Medical News

A long list of problems has gotten much longer for UnitedHealth Group in California regarding its 2005 purchase of health plan PacifiCare. The original allegations of more than 130,000 violations of state regulations has climbed to more than 992,000, authorities said.

The violations could cost United as much as $9.9 billion, or $700 million more than the $9.2 billion it paid for PacifiCare. But analysts say the maximum fine would be unlikely.