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Aetna-Humana merger will face tough antitrust review
Modern Healthcare

As federal trustbusters prepare to investigate the massive insurer consolidations now on the table, legal experts say the outcome of those reviews remains an open question.

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said the insurer is ready for government examination as it prepares to buy Humana for $37 billion. Aetna has already discussed possible divestitures.

“We took a conservative view of what we thought we would need to divest,” Bertolini said during a conference call with investors this week.