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Health care coverage sold in stores
San Francisco Chronicle

The next big thing in health insurance may be on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, N.Y. There, tucked between a drugstore and a mobile phone center, is the storefront where UnitedHealth Group is learning to sell health insurance to consumers the way other companies sell shoes, office supplies or iPhones. The experiment by UnitedHealth, the biggest U.S. medical insurer, is designed to help the company compete in anticipation of sweeping changes under the new health care law.