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UnitedHealth 2Q profit up as enrollment improves
Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group’s second-quarter net income rose almost 8%, buoyed by steady enrollment growth. The nation’s largest health insurer’s earnings topped Wall Street estimates. It also raised the low end of its full-year earnings forecast Thursday.

UnitedHealth is the first major health insurer to report earnings every quarter. As the industry leader based on revenue, many see it as a bellwether for other insurers. Its shares edged up in premarket trading.