Facing a surge of retiring nurses and a growing number of patients, Indiana hospitals are scrambling to fill thousands of nursing positions, raising questions about whether they will be able to keep operations fully staffed.
Jim Burkhart, who was fired this fall after the FBI raided his home and American Senior Communities' offices, holds agreements under which he could acquire 63 nursing homes managed by his former employer.
Cigna doesn't appear like it's ready to put up a fight to keep alive its $48 billion deal with Anthem, analysts say. But Aetna and Humana seem poised to put up more of a battle over their proposed merger.
Anthem Inc.'s proposed purchase of Cigna Corp. would diminish competition between insurers in markets around the nation, according to a complaint filed Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department that painted Anthem in an unflattering light.
The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Indy-based Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. on Thursday. In recent years, the department has shown an increasing willingness to go to court to block deals it believes could stifle competition.
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade contends she has no conflict of interest that would prevent her from overseeing a proposed merger between Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. and Bloomfield, Connecticut-based Cigna Corp.
U.S. antitrust officials are poised to file lawsuits to block Anthem Inc.’s takeover of rival health-insurer Cigna Corp. and Aetna Inc.’s deal to buy Humana Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.