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Legislators seek assurance that Aetna will keep jobs in state after purchase of Humana

  State legislators called Connecticut-based Aetna executives before them this week seeking a public assurance that the insurance giant still intends to keep jobs in Kentucky when it completes its $37 billion purchase of the Louisville-based Humana.   “I just want to be sure that Aetna is committed to Kentucky,” Rep. Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg, said on Tuesday while chairing a meeting...

Politicians, economists and journalists debate impact of proposed sale of Humana to Aetna

By Al Cross Special to KyForward   The purchase of Louisville-based Humana Inc. by fellow health-insurance giant Aetna Inc. for $37 billion still needs approval from federal antitrust officials, partly because of the possibility that the merger will reduce competition and increase premiums.   Some other public officials, the elected kind, wasted no time weighing in on the sale. And, because...