Walmart Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Human

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Walmart is reportedly in talks to acquire health insurer Humana Inc. in a move to keep up with the consolidating healthcare marketplace and be competitive with Amazon.com.

The proposed deal, reported by the Wall Street Journal , would squarely position a WalmartHumana combination against the CVS Health-Aetna union that is expected to be finalized this year.

Terms of a deal were uncertain, but Humana’s market value is about $37 billion. The purchase would be Walmart’s largest ever, eclipsing