Aetna Agrees to Acquire Humana for $37 Billion in Cash and Stock

THE NEW YORK TIMES By CHAD BRAY and REED ABELSON JULY 3, 2015 The health insurer Aetna said on Friday that it had agreed to acquire its smaller rival Humana for $37 billion in cash and stock, signaling the start of what may become a flurry of consolidation in the sector. The deal would bring… Read More

Health Mergers Could Cut Consumer Options

Potential deals among large U.S. health insurers could have market overlaps that hinder competition, Journal analysis finds THE NEW YORK TIMES By Anna Wilde Mathews and Christopher Weaver Updated June 21, 2015 10:55 p.m. ET The nation's biggest health insurers, which are pursuing a series of potential megamergers, have market overlaps that could damp competition… Read More

Legislature kills Cuomo's proposed tax on ObamaCare

THE NEW YORK POST By CARL CAMPANILE, March 31, 2015, 7:50pm The state Legislature has killed a $69 million tax on health-insurance policies proposed by Gov. Cuomo to pay for the administrative costs of continuing New York's ObamaCare exchange, The Post has learned. Cuomo's office initially said the levy — which would have cost about… Read More