Tag Archives: Peter Costa

Aetna-Humana takeover blocked; mega-merger mania flies out the window, though smaller deals beckon

The News: The proposed combination of health insurers Aetna and Humana has been stopped by a federal judge. The deal, in which Aetna proposed to buy Humana for $37 billion, has been… Read more »

Aetna tops Wall Street’s 3Q expectations; So just how bad is it out there?

Aetna Inc.’s (Hartford CT) third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8% to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting countered higher costs from the health insurer’s Affordable Care… Read more »

Humana, Cigna Bomb Latest Medicare Plan Ratings; Shares Slide

Shares of Humana Inc. (Louisville KY) sank 5% through Thursday, Oct. 13, after the insurer indicated a downgrade in a key Medicare quality measure could lower its federal reimbursements. Although… Read more »