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For the most part, everyone agrees that the move has the potential to disrupt health care--whether it delivers, however, depends on a nunber of factors.

CVS Health Corp.’s deal to acquire Aetna Inc. for about $67.5 billion in cash and stock has the health care industry abuzz, nearly overshadowing the other weekend’s major news, the passage of the Senate’s tax bill. Granted it’s going to take experts just a little bit longer to weigh the effects of that 500-page document on health care, but for now, those in the industry have plenty to say about the CVS/Aetna deal. 

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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