Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (UNH - Get Report) covers an astounding 78 million Americans. That big customer list endows UNH with some pretty nice benefits: It gives the firm a lot of leverage over medical providers, which in turn drives cost-conscious patients to turn to UNH's services. As secondary services become a bigger piece of UNH's revenue pie (especially after the effects of healthcare reform), that big client list is going to come in handy.
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