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M&As could increase after UnitedHealth, Change challenge fails

Posted On: Sep. 29, 2022 10:13 AM CST

The Justice Department's failed attempt to block UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s $13 billion acquisition of health tech Change Healthcare Inc. could bode well for other mega-deals as the nation pushes past the pandemic and health industry players firm up their growth plans, Axios reports. The ruling came not long after a Federal Trade Commission administrative judge denied efforts to block the life-sciences company Illumina from buying cancer-detection company Grail.