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Court rejects DOJ's request to halt UnitedHealth's merger with Change Healthcare
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A district court judge on Monday denied the Department of Justice's (DOJ) request to halt the planned merger of UnitedHealth Group and health care technology company Change Healthcare, according to a court filing.
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The decision comes over six months after the DOJ first sued to block the multi billion-dollar merger in February, arguing it would negatively impact competition in the health insurance and claims-processing technology markets. In the same U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia filing, the judge also ordered UnitedHealth, which runs one of the U.S.'s largest health insurers, and Change to divest the claims payment software business ClaimsXten to private equity firm TPG Capital.