'From the get-go we're on the case': Why Colorado's AG made an unprecedented antitrust move

Jensen Werley
'From the get-go we're on the case': Why Colorado's AG made an unprecedented antitrust move

Colorado’s attorney general has filed a complaint — and reached a settlement — regarding the proposed merger of physicians groups owned by DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) to curtail any decrease of competition that could come with the joining of the two businesses. The complaint was filed to ensure Colorado would get protections for residents in Colorado Springs that would be most affected by the merger. The moves come ahead of a vote from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that approved the $4.3 billion merger of DaVita Medical Group, a subsidiary of DaVita, and Optum, owned by insurance giant UnitedHealth Group.