CVS Health and Aetna on Wednesday wrapped up a massive $69 billion deal, FierceHealthcare report.
CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo says acquiring Aetna will play a pivotal role in bolstering the consumer health care experience.
“Today marks the start of a new day in healthcare and a transformative moment for our company and our industry,” Merlo said in a statement. “By delivering the combined capabilities of our two leading organizations, we will transform the consumer health experience and build healthier communities through a new innovative healthcare model that is local, easier to use, less expensive and puts consumers at the center of their care.”
According to the report, CVS is looking to roll out new programs and services soon, including initiatives to support chronic conditions, expand MinuteClinics.