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DOJ Seeks Further Review of UnitedHealth, Change Healthcare Deal

March 26, 2021, 9:01 PM

U.S. antitrust regulators are taking a closer look at UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s proposed $8 billion deal to acquire data and payments company Change Healthcare Inc.

Officials from the Department of Justice asked both companies for more information about the transaction, according to a filing from Change Healthcare Friday. The so-called second request gives regulators more time to review the takeover beyond a standard 30-day period.

If the deal closes, it would wrap a major supplier of health information-technology services into one of the largest U.S. health services and insurance providers. The Biden administration has recently signaled that it ...

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