Sun., July 23, 2017
Federal Judge John D. Bates ruled in blocking the Aetna-Humana merger that the claim by Aetna that it was pulling out of certain states where it was providing Obamacare individual insurance plans for business reasons was false. The decision was made partially in response to the federal anti-trust lawsuit blocking the proposed $34 billion merger. Apparently there was no imploding Obamacare market. It appears to have been a business strategy to look more competitive for the merger, according to the court.