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Regulators will allow health-care network deal

...provider received approval from federal regulators Friday. The Justice Department declined to block the deal between Anthem Inc. and WellPoint Health Networks Inc. on antitrust grounds. The cash and stock deal was valued at $14.3 billion when...
A healthy merger

...California-based WellPoint Health Networks, the parent company of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Georgia, and Indiana-based Anthem Inc. Oxendine gave his OK for the merger last summer, but then had the presence of mind to rescind it after he saw his...
Hospitals will get windfall from merger

...California-based WellPoint Health Networks Inc., the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, and Indiana-based Anthem Inc. Later in the day, officials from the companies announced that the $16.5 billion merger was completed, producing...
Officials see benefits of telemedicine plan

...set aside to fund the project will come from part of the money Mr. Oxendine's office negotiated before it approved Anthem Inc.'s merger with WellPoint Health Networks Inc., which owns Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Mr. Oxendine also...
Deals seen as welcome sign of recovery's strength

...Inc. for about $3.5 billion in stock. The healthcare sector saw the trend begin in October when benefits insurer Anthem Inc. purchased bigger rival WellPoint Health Networks Inc. for about $14.3 billion in cash and stock. Last month...
Industry by industry, executives give their outlook for 2004

...membership in order to achieve profits. One way to deal with the situation will be through more mergers. Two months ago, Anthem Inc. announced it was buying Wellpoint Health Networks Inc. and UnitedHealth Group said it was purchasing Mid Atlantic...
Business briefs

...creating the nation's largest health insurance company Tuesday. The $16.4 billion deal involves Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. and WellPoint Health Networks Inc.'s California subsidiary Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Co. Georgia was one...