Aetna (AET +0.5%) agrees to sell its Medicaid business Missouri Care to WellCare Health Plans...

|By:, SA News Editor

Aetna (AET +0.5%) agrees to sell its Medicaid business Missouri Care to WellCare Health Plans (WCG -0.3%) as part of Aetna's $5.6B acquisition of Coventry Health Care (CVH +0.1%). A combination of Aetna's and Coventry's Medicaid plans in Missouri would exceed permissible membership thresholds under the state's contracts. Financial terms weren't disclosed. (PR)