Aetna to sell Missouri Medicaid as part of Coventry deal
Jan 22 (Reuters) - Aetna Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to sell its Missouri Medicaid business to WellCare Health Plans Inc as part of its purchase of Coventry Health Care Inc because their combined Missouri businesses had exceeded Medicaid membership limits.
Aetna said in August that it planned to buy Coventry for about $5.6 billion to expand its Medicaid government health insurance business for the poor and disabled.
The deal, which it expects to complete in mid-2013, has been under review by U.S. antitrust regulators.
Aetna said that Missouri Care provides managed care to more than 100,000 members. It said that Coventry's business in Missouri, HealthCare USA, has 250,000 members.
- Restraint marks Ferguson, Missouri protests for third straight night |
- Gaza gunmen execute 'collaborators'; mortar kills Israeli boy |
- U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions |
- Trucks from aid convoy to Ukraine start crossing back into Russia |
- U.S. hostage rescuers dropped from night sky: Syria activist