“About the only thing that’s clear in this latest round of industry consolidation is who the winner will be when it’s all over. That’s going to be Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group.
“UnitedHealth is going to win a tournament it doesn’t even have to enter. It can jump in if it finds the right deal at a price that generates a good return. But deal or no deal, UnitedHealth will keep its spot at the top of the industry. With its growing Optum group of technology-enabled services, it’s the best positioned for the long haul, too.”