Come on read the transcript of the last earnings report!
UNH met earnings AGAIN and revenue had another huge jump. They are cross selling on their Medicare Advantage (and other products) and increased their role with AAPR and have paid down their debt and got a higher credit rating. They are building products they never had before. They bought back shares and are under a Billion shares now.
UNH and HMOs are well under the P/E of other stocks for no reason. --- Coverage is mandated, baby boomers are entering the market, and medical cost savings is needed to reduce the national debt and who has the expertise to do it?" -- UNH - Hell, they will probably start sending expensive surgeries to Brazil and get cheap Rx drugs from Europe.
This is a value, stable, safe, long term strategic stock and not a stock for day- traders and shorts.