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AETNA INC. has sold its Medicare prescription-drug business to WellCare Health Plans to clear the way for approval of its sale to CVS Health Corp. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna clears path to CVS merger with sale of assets to...

NEW YORK - Aetna Inc. said it plans to sell its Medicare prescription-drug business to WellCare Health Plans Inc., a key step toward completing...
ANTITRUST REGULATORS have approved Cigna Corp.’s $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/WHITNEY CURTIS

Cigna-Express Scripts deal is cleared by U.S. Justice Department

NEW YORK - Antitrust enforcers signed off on Cigna Corp.’s $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co., clearing one of two health...
THE U.S DEPARTMENT of of Justice is reportedly on track to soon approve CVS Health’s takeover of insurer Aetna, as well as the acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding by health insurer Cigna. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Major health-industry deals are said to move closer to approval

NEW YORK - Two major health care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according...

Trump expands availability of short-term health plans

NEW YORK - Short-term health plans with a history of consumer complaints will get a larger role in the U.S. insurance market under a Trump...

CVS, Aetna shares jump on report about deal’s antitrust status

NEW YORK - Shares of CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. spiked Thursday after a report by Reorg Research that United States antitrust enforcers might...
A NEW JOINT HEALTH VENTURE for Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will be headquartered in Boston and be run by Atul Gawande. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Dimon, Bezos, Buffett tap Harvard’s Gawande for health firm

NEW YORK - Atul Gawande, a surgeon and journalist who has written extensively about the U.S. failure to grapple with rising health care spending,...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION unveiled a cheaper health insurance option for small businesses that lets companies forego certain Affordable Care Act restrictions, allowing small firms and individuals form association health plans. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Trump to let small businesses offer cheaper health plans

NEW YORK - The Trump administration wants to make it easier for small businesses to join together to offer cheaper health-insurance plans that lack some...

Walmart is said in talks with Humana for deeper partnership

NEW YORK - Walmart Inc. is in talks with health insurer Humana Inc. for a closer partnership to provide health care to consumers at...
AETNA INC. ANNOUNCED that it will will pass on the discounts it negotiates on prescription drugs to about 3 million of its members. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna will pass along discounts as drug price scrutiny increases

NEW YORK - Aetna Inc. will pass on the discounts it negotiates on prescription drugs to about 3 million of its members, the latest...
WALMART IS EXPERIMENTING with a number of ways to bring down its health care costs, including setting up accountable care organizations at many of its employment centers, where the retailer buys care directly from providers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Amazon isn’t only retail giant trying to remake health care

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. says it wants to remake health care for its workers. But its biggest rival is beating it to the...
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