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Morning Headlines 12/7/15

Seattle-Based Group Health To Be Acquired By The Larger Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente will acquire Seattle-based insurer and provider Group Health Cooperative for $1.8 billion upfront, plus an additional $1 billion paid out over the next several years.

Fit as fiddles

The Economist reports on the US health insurance industry in the post-ACA marketplace, noting that all five major insurers have seen triple-digit stock price growth since the law was passed.

California Attorney General grants conditional approval for Daughters of Charity hospital deal

BlueMountain Capital Management, a New York City-based hedge fund, gets approval to invest in nonprofit Daughters of Charity Health System.

Indegene Further Strengthens Presence in U.S. Healthcare Analytics Market Acquiring SmartCare Population Health Analytics Platform

India-based Indegene Lifesystems acquires population health analytics platform SmartCare from Vantage Point. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.