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BOTH CVS HEALTH CORP. AND AETNA INC. were talking to other potential partners during early discussions that led to their $68 billion merger. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna and CVS were talking to others during takeover process

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. were both talking to other potential partners during early discussions that led to their $68 billion...

CVS’s megadeal to change U.S. health care faces stiff challenges

NEW YORK - Walking the aisles of a CVS drugstore, there are piled paper towels, stacked cereal boxes, and neat lines of nail polish....
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP will buy DaVita Inc.’s physician network business for $4.9 billion. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

UnitedHealth buys DaVita’s physician practices for $4.9B

NEW YORK - UnitedHealth Group Inc. will buy DaVita Inc.’s physician network business for $4.9 billion, adding hundreds of medical clinics to the biggest...
AETNA INC.'S STOCK has been trading below CVS Health Corp.'s proposed acquisition price, revealing a market skepticism in the deal's viability. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

Wall Street wary of untested strategy in CVS-Aetna megamerger

NEW YORK - The success of CVS Health Corp.’s $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc. rides on a bet on a complex...
CVS HEALTH CORP. announced a $67.5 billion takeover of Aetna Inc. Sunday. Above, Aetna Inc. headquarters stands in Hartford, Conn. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS-Aetna deal may hinge on antitrust approach under Trump

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp.’s $67.5 billion takeover of Aetna Inc. will test the Trump administration’s approach to far-reaching corporate takeovers, just weeks after...
CVS HEALTH CORP. is said to be set to buy Aetna Inc. for about $67.5 billion / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS to buy Aetna for $69B, remaking sector

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. will buy Aetna Inc. for about $69 billion, creating a health care giant that will have a hand...
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

Aetna rallies after WSJ reports CVS in talks to acquire insurer

NEW YORK - Aetna Inc. gained in New York trading after the Wall Street Journal reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to...
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP signs an executive order on health care in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12, 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Trump threatens Obamacare chaos as he halts insurer subsidy

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump’s administration took its most drastic step yet to roll back the Affordable Care Act, cutting off a subsidy...
THE U.S. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES department said it would cut the Affordable Care Act’s advertising budget by 90 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump cuts to Obamacare’s ads threaten law’s fragile markets

NEW YORK - The Trump administration’s plan to slash spending on getting people to sign up for Obamacare will further undermine the law’s already...
THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE estimates that cutting subsidies to the Affordable Care Act would raise total federal spending by billions of dollars over the next decade. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO / KHOLOOD EID

Halting Obamacare subsidies would increase deficit, CBO says

NEW YORK – Health plan premiums for some in Obamacare will surge and the federal deficit will increase by almost $200 billion over a...
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