Let's take a closer look at proposed merger between CVS Health and Aetna, one of the nation's largest health insurers. The big questions are: How could it change health care delivery for millions of Americans, and how could it change costs?
"It's really the perfect time to bring these two companies together," CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo told CNBC Monday about the proposed $69 billion deal. "To create a new health care platform that can be easier to use, less expensive for consumers, and really create a new front door to health care in our country."
CEOs almost always have a rosy outlook for their mergers, but not everyone agrees that the deal would be great for consumers. And we're talking about a lot of people here. CVS has nearly 10,000 drugstores and 1,100 walk-in clinics. Aetna covers 22 million Americans.
This segment aired on December 5, 2017.