Humana Wins Back $24B Tricare Contract

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 3:01 PM EST) -- Humana Inc. on Friday proclaimed victory in a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office over a $23.5 billion U.S. Department of Defense contract for medical care to troops in Southern states.

The DOD decided in 2009 to give the contract, one of three Tricare contracts totaling $55 billion handed out that year, to rival UnitedHealth Group, setting off a long legal battle.

After losing the contract, Humana filed a protest with the GAO in July 2009, and the agency sustained the protest. GAO decisions are...
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