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The massive Aetna-Humana merger was just blocked on antitrust grounds

A federal judge has blocked Aetna’s proposed $37 billion takeover of Humana, calling it anticompetitive. The merger would have created an industry-changing health insurance colossus at a time when the industry’s regulatory future is uncertain. Aetna already pulled out of most Obamacare exchanges this year, following through on a threat it made to the DOJ, which … Continue reading “The massive Aetna-Humana merger was just blocked on antitrust grounds”

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A federal judge has blocked Aetna’s proposed $37 billion takeover of Humana, calling it anticompetitive. The merger would have created an industry-changing health insurance colossus at a time when the industry’s regulatory future is uncertain. Aetna already pulled out of most Obamacare exchanges this year, following through on a threat it made to the DOJ, which has thwarted a number of mega mergers over the last few years. Read more from Bloomberg.

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