Factbox: UnitedHealth makes big bet on Brazil's healthcare market

Reuters

UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Monday it would buy control of Amil Participacoes SA, Brazil's largest health insurer and hospital operator, for $4.9 billion as it moves to capitalize on a fast-growing private healthcare market.

Below are some key facts about the healthcare system in Brazil:

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Sources: Brazilian health regulator ANS, Amil

(Compiled by Walter Brandimarte and Debra Sherman. Editing by Andre Grenon)