Its parent company also owns UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest provider of Medicare Advantage plans, a popular private insurance option available to seniors.
One of Obama’s top campaign fundraisers was Anthony Welters, executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group. According to information from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Welters ranked 31st among Obama’s top “bundlers,” raising more than $785,000 toward the president’s 2012 campaign. Welters’ wife, Beatrice, is the former ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago. She also raised money for Obama in 2008.