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U.S. to subsidize Alzheimer's plan

September 18, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

UnitedHealth Group Inc. said it would offer the first government-subsidized plan to care for patients with Alzheimer's disease and chronic dementia.

Nurse-managers will customize plans for policyholders in the Phoenix area starting Jan. 1 as a first step toward offering the Alzheimer's program nationwide, the company said. The policies will be funded by Medicare.

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