This excerpt taken from the UNH DEF 14A filed Apr 30, 2007.
2006 Financial and Operational Performance
Overall, the Company achieved strong financial and operational results in 2006. The Companys revenues for 2006 were $71.5 billion, an increase of 54% over 2005, net earnings for 2006 were $4.2 billion, an increase of 35% over 2005, and earnings from operations were approximately $7.0 billion in 2006, an increase of 37% over 2005. The Companys operational results were similarly strong with medical benefit membership increasing by more than 1.5 million people. The aggregate number of physicians and other care providers within our national network increased to 520,000 in 2006 from 500,000 in 2005 and the aggregate number of hospitals across the United States within our network increased to 4,700 hospitals in 2006 from 4,600 hospitals in 2005. In addition, the Company successfully launched its Medicare Part D business with enrollment of 5.7 million seniors, 4.5 million of whom were in stand-alone offerings. The Company also made substantial progress in merger integrations, including rebuilding and accelerating the integration of our Definity consumer-directed offerings and the integration of the PacifiCare business acquired in December 2005.