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JAN 25, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Insurers tally flu's costs as U.S. epidemic continues

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The bills for the flu - at epidemic levels in the United States this winter - are piling up. The nation's three largest insurers, UnitedHealth Group Inc, WellPoint Inc, and Aetna Inc, have paid at least $100 million more than usual this year to cover doctor and hospital visits by people with the flu. The total cost is expected to mount this winter as influenza runs its course but it should still be less than a severe outbreak like in 2009. In part, that is because the flu's intensity appears to be subsiding. ...

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