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DATE 2017-10-26
FROM Ruben Safir
SUBJECT Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] More Healthcare News
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-aetna-m-a-cvs-health/cvs-makes-more-than-66-billion-bid-for-aetna-source-idUSKBN1CV3CM
CVS makes more than $66 billion bid for Aetna: source
Carl O'Donnell

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(Reuters) - U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) has made an
offer to acquire No. 3 U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) for more
than $200 per share, or over $66 billion, a person familiar with the
matter said on Thursday.
FILE PHOTO: The CVS logo is seen at one of their stores in Manhattan,
New York, U.S., August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

A deal would merge one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits
managers and pharmacy operators with one of its oldest health insurers,
whose far-reaching business ranges from employer healthcare to
government plans nationwide.

Aetna shares rose more than 11 percent, or $18.48, to $178.60, while CVS
shares fell 3 percent, or $2.22, to $73.31.

Healthcare consolidation has been a popular route for insurers and
pharmacies, under pressure from the government and large corporations to
lower soaring costs. But both have been turned down by antitrust
regulators in the past year.

Aetna and CVS declined to comment.

CVS made the offer earlier this month, although the two companies have
been in discussions about a potential deal for at least two months, the
source said. There is no certainty that an agreement will be reached,
the source added.

The source did not specify how much of CVS’ bid is cash versus stock,
but given CVS’ and Aetna’s market capitalizations of $77 billion and $54
billion, respectively, a substantial stock component is likely in any deal.

The Wall Street Journal reported on the talks earlier on Thursday.

Aetna earlier this year closed the door on a deal with rival insurer
Humana Inc (HUM.N) after antitrust regulators said that combination and
a rival deal between Anthem Inc (ANTM.N) and Cigna Corp (CI.N) were
anti-competitive.
UNCERTAIN TIMES AHEAD

The deal comes after years of major changes to the U.S. health insurance
industry under former President Barack Obama, whose 2010 Affordable Care
Act created new ground rules for how insurers operate and expanded
insurance to 20 million more Americans.

Republican President Donald Trump has promised to turn back many of the
Affordable Care Act’s facets, but Congress has not been able to agree on
a repeal or a replacement. The lack of progress - as well as Trump’s
executive order to bring down healthcare costs - has created uncertainty
for insurers as they head into 2018.

After the deal with Humana fell apart, Aetna Chief Executive Officer
Mark Bertolini has said that he did not believe large deals were
possible in the insurance industry.

But analysts have speculated about a tighter partnership between Aetna
and CVS since early in the year. CVS and Aetna have a long-term contract
in which CVS has provided pharmacy benefits for Aetna customers.

“Aetna really makes the best sense” said Jeff Jonas, a portfolio manager
at Gabelli Funds. “It’s their largest client on the PBM side. They
really have similar views as to where healthcare should go, which is to
the retail setting.”

Jonas, who owns both Aetna and CVS shares, noted the two companies were
already talking about working together on Minute Clinic, on home
infusion and other services.

“To go from that to a full merger is a big step but it’s not huge,” he said.

Last week No. 2 insurer Anthem Inc. (ANTM.N) announced plans to manage
its own pharmacy benefits with the help of CVS, a move that would give
it a set-up similar to UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH.N) and its Optum
unit. Insurers want more control over the pharmaceutical component of
care as they implement pricing schemes with doctors and hospitals that
are based on health outcomes, not just procedures.

They also want to work on driving down costs, and as a pharmacy benefit
manager, would negotiate directly with drugmakers.

Reporting by Carl O'Donnell, Caroline Humer and Bill Berkrot in New
York; Editing by Dan Grebler
Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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