The dispute between Florida Hospital and United Healthcare over contract negotiations is making progress. Last Friday the two sides agreed to a 30-day extension to the current contract. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, the major issues have been resolved and they just needed more time to actually complete the contract.
This was good news for the over 400,000 United Healthcare members who would have lost a major provider of healthcare services in Central Florida. It could have been very difficult for patients treating with Florida Hospital doctors to have found healthcare elsewhere.
This dispute was probably very upsetting for a lot of patients while it was going on. However, it appears that two major corporations have for once put patient care first, settled their differences and come to an agreement. They should be commended.