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Savings could be passed down to consumers, or they could be pocketed by the company.
CVS Health is reportedly in talks to buy Aetna for more than $66 billion — but it's not yet clear what that partnership would mean for consumers and patients.
If the deal goes through, an analyst told USA Today Aetna participants could see lower copays if they shopped with CVS. Other experts say the partnership could encourage lower costs for prescription drugs or even patient care.
That's assuming CVS passes the savings from its newfound negotiating power onto consumers, which isn't guaranteed. It's also likely the two companies would just pocket their newfound wealth.
At the very least, CVS' possible merger with Aetna is in line with its apparent expansion beyond retail pharmacy.
Over the past decade, CVS acquired pharmacy benefits manager Caremark and nursing home operator Omnicare, as well as Target's pharmacies and clinics.
Many say the possible CVS-Aetna partnership could compete with another major health care player: UnitedHealth Group. That company comprises the country's largest health insurer, as well as its own pharmacy benefits manager, OptumRx.
The cost of the gold bars will vary, but customers say they have paid around $1,900 for one 1-ounce bar, which is on par with current prices.
The two poultry processing giants have been accused of relying on young migrant children to work dangerous jobs at their plants.
Despite urging from federal officials, most major airlines do not guarantee kids can sit with an adult traveling with them.
The Republican leader on Saturday worked to push a 45-day funding bill through the House that would require Democratic help.
U.S. Central Command said it conducted the successful mission capturing a facilitation official during an operation, with no civilian casualties.
President Joe Biden is hoping the rest of the country will see things the same way. That's an uncertain proposition amid political polarization.