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Judge denies DOJ’s move to block $13B UnitedHealth, Change deal

September 20, 2022


A federal judge denied the Department of Justice’s attempt to block UnitedHealth Group’s $13 billion purchase of Change Healthcare, delivering a win on Monday to the healthcare giant as its reach continues to expand.

Judge Carl Nichols’ ruling follows an August bench trial in which the DOJ argued that UnitedHealth’s bid for Change would disadvantage rivals and result in higher costs, lower quality and less innovative commercial health insurance for Americans.

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