A trial in a federal lawsuit  to stop UnitedHealth Group from acquiring Change Healthcare kicked off today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Department of Justice, joined by Minnesota and New York, this year challenged the proposed merger, alleging that the $13 billion transaction would harm competition in commercial health insurance markets and in the market for a vital technology used to process claims and reduce health care costs. AHA had urged DOJ to investigate the proposed acquisition, and continued to express serious concern that any remedy could resolve the transaction’s anticompetitive impact.
 

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