DOJ Reportedly Considering Lawsuit to Block Optum-Amedisys Deal

UnitedHealth Group’s (NYSE:UNH) planned acquisition of Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq:AMED) is catching further scrutiny. Late Wednesday, a report suggesting that the Department of Justice is considering a lawsuit to block Optum’s takeover of Amedisys surfaced. The deal was first agreed to in June of last year. The news comes just a few weeks after the DOJ opened up an antitrust investigation into UnitedHealth Group. This is the first time that the Amedisys deal, specifically, has been mentioned as a potential target of the DOJ’s efforts, however.

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