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Walmart Reported to Buy Humana With Amazon Looming in the Industry

Walmart Reported to Buy Humana With Amazon Looming in the Industry

In one of many recent mergers of industry titans, Arkansas-based Walmart is reportedly in the early stages of purchasing Kentucky-based health insurer Humana. Following the high profile purchase of Aetna by CVS[note]http://fortune.com/2017/12/04/why-did-cvs-buy-aetna/[/note], Walmart is quickly following suit. In a matter of months, these changes in dance partners have changed the landscape of the healthcare industry. 2016 Healthcare Facts Healthcare spending was 18% of the U.S. economy. U.S. health care spending increased 4.3 percent to reach $3.3 trillion. Healthcare spending is estimated…

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