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Reports: CVS Health in talks to acquire health insurer Aetna

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK — Rumors of a blockbuster deal in which CVS Health would acquire Aetna circulated late Thursday, driving shares of Aetna up 12.7% to $180.48 per share.

According to reports, the deal could value the health insurer at upward of $66 billion.

"As a matter of policy we don’t comment on market rumors such as this," a CVS Health spokesperson shared with Drug Store News. Aetna had declined similar requests for comment, according to reports.

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