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Anthem-Cigna Meltdown Might Spark Deals for Smaller Health Plans

  • WellCare, Molina seen as potential targets for Cigna
  • Aetna’s acquisition of Humana seen eased with Anthem as buyer

A breakup of Anthem Inc.’s $48 billion bid for Cigna Corp., under scrutiny by U.S. antitrust regulators, could spark new deals for smaller health plans in a continued wave of industry consolidation.

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