Health Care Down Amid Regulatory Uncertainty -- Health Care Roundup

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Shares of health-care companies declined as traders hedged their bets on the outlook for legislative reform.

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The tax bill that passed the Senate Friday includes substantial changes to the Affordable Care Act.

CVS agreed to buy health insurer Aetna in a $69 billion deal that could reshape how consumers interact with the health-care system. It's the latest in a wave of deals where health companies break out of their core business lines in search of growth.

--Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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December 04, 2017 16:24 ET (21:24 GMT)