Aetna-Humana Merger Trial Will Hinge On Market Contours

Law360, Fort Wayne (December 1, 2016, 7:10 PM EST) -- Starting Monday, Aetna and Humana will face off in court with the U.S. Department of Justice over their proposed $37 billion merger, and the crucial question of how to define the markets that could be affected by the transaction will be front and center in the fight.

The government contends that if the two health insurance giants were allowed to combine, seniors would pay $340 million more in premiums per year and taxpayers would have to foot the bill for $140 million in increased payments to...
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