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US moves to block massive health insurer deals led by Anthem, Aetna

Department of Justice says that the two multibillion-dollar mergers will reduce competition, raise prices for consumers and stifle innovation

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Antitrust officials have filed a lawsuit against Anthem Inc's proposed purchase of Cigna Corp (above) and Aetna Inc's planned acquisition of Humana Inc.

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Antitrust officials have filed a lawsuit against Anthem Inc's proposed purchase of Cigna Corp and Aetna Inc's planned acquisition of Humana Inc (above).

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US antitrust officials moved to block an unprecedented consolidation of the national health insurance market, filing a lawsuit against Anthem Inc's proposed purchase of Cigna Corp and Aetna Inc's planned acquisition of Humana Inc.

The US Department of Justice said that the

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