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Health Headlines for Monday, December 4

CVS Health to acquire Aetna for $69 billion in year’s largest acquisition


U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) for $69 billion, seeking to tackle soaring healthcare spending through lower-cost medical services in pharmacies.

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The Health 202: Will CHIP crumble? States are getting really nervous.

Washington Post

Congress is perfectly illustrating a potential pitfall with the GOP’s idea of capping Medicaid spending.

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Aids United Way Campaign

Oswego County Today

Executive Director of United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine (left) met recently with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Regional President Jim Reed (r).

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Essay: 4 questions to ask when choosing a health plan

Wayne Post

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