Are Other Retail – Health Care Mergers Likely? — CNBC

 

Will the CVS – Aetna deal trigger Walmart to make a similar acquisition?

“One analyst sees a natural connection between Wal-Mart and Humana as a reason the retail giant could acquire the health insurer. Humana steers its members to Wal-Mart pharmacies for deals on prescription co-pays.”

Supplier Takeaway: Retailers as Healthcare Providers

We’ve reported in the past on Walmart’s health care offerings, and now we are seeing additional moves by retailers into this lucrative industry. One thing to keep in mind is that CVS already has a partnership with Target, which may create a deeper sense of urgency for Walmart executives.

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