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U.S. HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES HIGHEST ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP GROWTH IN FIVE YEARS

U.S. HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES HIGHEST ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP GROWTH IN FIVE YEARS
 BLUE BELL, Pa., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: USHC), one of the nation's leading providers of managed health care services, announced today that, as of Dec. 31, 1991, its HMO membership grew to 1,240,000 members, an increase of 135,000 from Dec. 31, 1990.
 A spokesman for the company said that this is the largest increase in membership in five years. Approximately 32 percent of the increase came from the company's Philadelphia marketplace (southeastern Pennsylvania) and 40 percent from New York. According to the company spokesman, U.S. Healthcare is by far the largest HMO in the Philadelphia area with about 572,000 members. In New York, the company's HMO has continued its strong growth, reaching approximately 184,000 members in December of 1991.
 The company also announced that preliminary estimates continue to show that membership growth in its HMOs for January 1992 is running approximately 30 percent ahead of last year's growth.
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 /CONTACT: Costas C. Nicolaides, executive vp and chief financial officer of U.S. Healthcare, 215-283-6843/
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