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July 25, 2016

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From Health Plan Week - The Dept. of Justice (DOJ) on July 21 filed two separate lawsuits to block the pending mega-deals in the health insurance sector: Aetna Inc.’s $37 billion bid for Humana Inc. and Anthem, Inc.’s $54 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s public announcement confirmed recent media reports that the deals were imperiled and ended months of speculation on how DOJ would react to the proposed combinations of four of the five largest publicly traded carriers. Read more

While the other four national health insurers are mired in regulatory purgatory… Read more

Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Community Hospital in Los Angeles has filed… Read more

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July 21, 2016
Aetna, Anthem to Fight DOJ Decision to Block Mergers

Aetna, Anthem say they will fight DOJ decision to block mergers. http://tinyurl.com/zmwr3gt, http://tinyurl.com/habrclh

July 19, 2016
Report: U.S. to File Lawsuits to Block Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana Deals

U.S. reportedly to file lawsuits to block both Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana deals. http://tinyurl.com/jxhclzs

July 19, 2016
Starbucks to Use Aon Private Exchange for All Employee Health Benefits

Starbucks to use private exchange run by Aon for all employee health benefits. http://tinyurl.com/gtxqajf

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