• Threats From All Sides Push Walmart and Humana Closer Together

    Walmart Inc. and health insurer Humana Inc. may be facing different threats with the same solution. Amazon.com Inc. has taken direct aim at the giant retailer by siphoning customers out of its stores. Humana’s rivals are striking deals to make them one-stop health superstores with insurance, drug coverage, pharmacies, clinics and doctors. A told Bloomberg […]

  • UnitedHealth Joins Bids for Envision Unit

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. has joined the bidding for a unit of Envision Healthcare Corp., the health-services provider under pressure from activist investor Starboard Value, according to people familiar with the matter. Envision has attracted interest from health insurer UnitedHealth for its ambulatory services unit, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the […]

  • CVSs $68 Billion Bid to Bring One-Stop Shopping to Health Care

    Most companies pursuing an acquisition have predictable goals in mind—boosting market share, perhaps, or diversifying earnings. But drugstore operator Aetna Inc.: changing the way Americans go to the doctor. The deal would create a behemoth that would try to shift some of Aetna customers’ care away from doctors and hospitals and into thousands of CVS […]