According to Reuters, CVS Health Corp., a U.S. pharmacy chain, made an offer to acquire No. 3 U.S. health insurer, Aetna Inc. for more than $200 per share, or over $66 billion.
1. After the news, what happened to Aetna stock price?
2. Would this be a good “marriage,” in your opinion?
3. How could this be used to apply pressure against a proposed move by Amazon to go into the pharmacy business?
4. Why are times so uncertain for the healthcare industry right now?
O’Donnell, C. and Greg Roumeliotis. CVS makes more than $66 billion bid for Aetna: sources. Reuters, Oct. 26 (Retrievable at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-aetna-m-a-cvs-health/cvs-makes-more-than-66-billion-bid-for-aetna-sources-idUSKBN1CV3CM)