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Health Insurance Mergers To Face Tough Antitrust Road

Law360, New York (July 24, 2015, 8:44 PM EDT) -- With Anthem Inc.'s $54.2 billion deal for rival Cigna Corp. on Friday coming just weeks after Aetna Inc. agreed to pay $37 billion for Humana Inc., experts said the deals are sure to face a tough, extended, tandem antitrust review before the U.S. Department of Justice.

Alone, either deal would likely still be in for significant antitrust scrutiny given the size of the transactions and the complexity of reviewing a bevy of local geographic and insurance product market data.

But unlike in Europe where the European...
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