UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Sohmer v. UnitedHealth Group Inc.
United States District Court District of Minnesota
Case No. 0:18-cv-03191
Keller Rohrback and co-counsel have filed cases against UnitedHealth Group Inc., United Healthcare Services, Inc., United Healthcare Insurance Co., Optum, Inc., and OptumRx, Inc. (collectively, “UnitedHealth”) for a billing practice known as a “clawback.” UnitedHealth is overcharging participants for drugs by asking patients to make co-payments that are higher than the amount specified in their plans and then “clawing back” the difference from pharmacies as profit for itself and its affiliates.
Because most pharmacists are under a gag order that restricts pharmacists from telling participants they are being overcharged, most people have no idea this is happening to them. The clawbacks are a contributing factor to the high prices of health care in the United States, and also contribute to the yearly compensations of UnitedHealths’ CEOs. The CEO of UnitedHealth alone received $17.3 million in 2017—which works out to $47,643 a day.
Complaint was recently filed on November 15, 2018.
Complaint – 11/15/18