September 20, 2022
  • A federal judge rejected the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust challenge to UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s $13 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare Inc. Judge Carl Nichols kept the full opinion under seal due to “competitively sensitive information” but promised to release a redacted version in the coming days. A UnitedHealth spokesman said the company looked forward to combining with the health technology firm “as quickly as possible,” while top DOJ antitrust official Jonathan Kanter expressed disappointment in the decision and said the agency is mulling its next steps. (Articles here and here)