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Sprint/T-Mobile Antitrust Review Not Near Conclusion

The April 29-announced Sprint/T-Mobile merger remains under review at the staff level within the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and staff is far from sending a recommendation up to the next level, CTFN has learned.featured

DOJ Decision on Aetna/CVS Drawing to Conclusion

A person close to the working group of 18 state attorneys general investigating CVS Health’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna told CTFN he expects a decision from the Department of Justice by the end of the month.featured

State AG Appetite for Aetna/CVS Suit Waning

A person close to the working group of 18 state attorneys general investigating the $69 billion Aetna/CVS deal told CTFN that a Medicare Part D divestiture is sufficient for most AGs to accept the Department of Justice’s expected decision to clear the deal.featured

Aetna/CVS Merger Reviews Advancing with State AGs a Question Mark

A working group of 18 state attorneys general is looking “very closely and very hard” at the Aetna/CVS merger and the review of the deal by the Department of Justice, a person close to the working group told CTFN. This person would not confirm which states were most active, nor confirm whether any AGs were … Read Morefeatured

State AG Arguments in Tribune/Sinclair Unlikely to Alter FCC Views

Despite opposition from attorneys general in four states to the merger of Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group and Illinois-based Tribune Media, it remains to be seen if critics of the transaction will be able to sway a Republican-majority at the Federal Communications Commission, long-time FCC observers told CTFN. The top law enforcement officials in Illinois, Maryland, … Read Morefeatured

Obamacare Problems Complicate Health Insurer Mergers

Growing troubles with the Affordable Care Act’s state exchanges, including the planned departure from multiple states by UnitedHealth Group and Humana and expected double digit increases in annual premiums by the big insurers, are expected tofeatured

Health Insurer Consolidation Invites Regulatory Reviews at Multiple Levels

The coming consolidation of the health insurance industry, where at least two mergers are being contemplated among the top five for-profit companies, would be subject to intense scrutiny by the Department of Justice on antitrust grounds, as well as by attorneys general and regulators in almost every state, making for a complicated and lengthy review … Read Morepublic

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