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Your UnitedHealthcare premiums are so high…

Ever wonder why UnitedHealthcare premiums are so high? Perhaps it’s because the Minneapolis, Minnesota, insurer is paying for walking paths, says Dr. Wes.

… because they’re funding foot paths for the American Heart Association with them.

Never mind that walking can be done pretty much anywhere.

And I guess it would be presumptuous of me to ask the American Heart Association to fight on behalf of patients against the bureaucratic overhead imposed by United Healthcare’s newly enacted Cardiology Notification Requirement starting 1 September in Illinois now that United Healthcare has given so much money to the American Heart Association, wouldn’t it?

But look at it on the bright side: at least our patients will have some nice concrete to look at while they walk.

Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC is a board certified internist, cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist (doctor specializing in heart rhythm disorders) practicing at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL, USA and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. He entered the blog-o-sphere in November, 2005. He writes regularly at Dr. Wes. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly the those of the author(s) and should not be construed as the opinion(s) or policy(ies) of NorthShore University HealthSystem, nor recommendations for your care or anyone else's. Please seek professional guidance instead.

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