Opinion: A CVS-Aetna deal makes some sense but could be a stretch

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
CVS HEALTH REPORTED third-quarter net income of $1.3 billion, a drop of 16.6 percent from the same 2016 period, even as revenue for the period increased 3.5 percent to $46.2 billion. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS
NEW YORK - Health care consolidation may get a whole new look. CVS Health Corp. is reportedly considering a blockbuster buyout of health insurer Aetna Inc. There is a sort of reverse precedent for such a tie-up, with an insurer buying a Pharmacy Benefit Manager. But there's never been a deal like this, where a…

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