Justice Department Sues To Block Health Care Mega-Mergers


The New York Times:
U.S. Sues To Block Anthem-Cigna And Aetna-Humana Mergers


Within a three-week span last summer, four of the five biggest health insurers announced two mergers totaling $85 billion. Suddenly, what was five would be three, reshaping the industry. But on Thursday, antitrust regulators said, Not so fast. United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced that the government had filed lawsuits to block the deals, between Aetna and Humana and Anthem and Cigna. (Picker and Abelson, 7/21)

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