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Why Health Insurers Are the New 800-Pound Gorillas
The Wall Street Journal

Health insurers’ bargaining power is set to grow. That is an issue for all health-care investors.

The latest reminder: news Monday that health insurer Anthem is suing one of its vendors, the pharmacy-benefit-management company Express Scripts Holding. And this isn’t a small-change legal action.

Anthem is seeking $15 billion in damages over what it says is a violation of its contract with Express Scripts that involved overcharging for prescription drugs.

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