Negotiations are continuing between the two parties of Saint Francis Healthcare Systems and United Healthcare. Officials say they continue to work in good faith negotiations with United Healthcare. On Friday, St. Francis was able to meet the negotiation deadline and sent a counter proposal to United. Officials say United will have three weeks to reply These negotiations were held after Saint Francis Healthcare System officials held a press conference in regards to changes in negotiations with United Healthcare System. Beginning on March 5, 2020, Saint Francis Medical Center will be out-of-network with United if they can’t reach a new agreement with United Healthcare System. St. Francis officials say they are making a commitment to the pursuit of an agreement that is both fair and consistent. Officials also said they want to protect in-network access for the communities they serve.