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California OKs Aetna deal, but will Anthem merger be nixed?

California OKs Aetna deal, but will Anthem merger be nixed?

By Bob Herman  |  June 25, 2016

Aetna's acquisition of Humana is creeping toward the finish line, getting an approval early last week from one of California's health insurance regulating bodies. The insurer's approval process stands in stark contrast to Anthem's purchase of Cigna Corp.

Senators push Justice Department to halt health insurance mergers

By Bob Herman  |  June 22, 2016

Seven Democratic U.S. senators—including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut—have urged the U.S. Justice Department to block the pending health insurance mega-mergers in one of the strongest stances to date against the deals.

California blasts Anthem-Cigna merger, calls on feds to block it

California blasts Anthem-Cigna merger, calls on feds to block it

By Bob Herman  |  June 16, 2016

California's top insurance regulator has urged the U.S. Justice Department to kill the pending $53 billion transaction between health insurance titans Anthem and Cigna Corp. over concerns of higher prices and lower quality plans.

Hedge fund boss pares back healthcare investments

Hedge fund boss pares back healthcare investments

By Bob Herman  |  May 21, 2016

Just three years ago, billionaire hedge fund manager Larry Robbins fought tooth and nail for Community Health Systems' $7.6 billion takeover of Health Management Associates. Now he has lost faith in that massive hospital deal—and in the healthcare sector more broadly.

Larry Robbins' hedge fund sells off all CHS, UHS hospital stocks

Larry Robbins' hedge fund sells off all CHS, UHS hospital stocks

By Bob Herman  |  May 17, 2016

Just three years ago, billionaire hedge fund manager Larry Robbins fought tooth and nail for Community Health Systems' $7.6 billion takeover of Health Management Associates. Now he has lost faith in that massive hospital deal—and in the healthcare sector more broadly.

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