National Press Club

CVS Health CEO to address Aetna acquisition, health-care challenges at Headliners Luncheon, Jan. 14

January 2, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Following CVS Health’s recent $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, which created one of the largest health-care combinations in U.S. history, CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo will discuss how his company plans to address the current challenges in today’s health care system at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Monday, Jan. 14.

Overcoming these challenges, Merlo argues, requires transforming the system from within -- centering it on the needs of individuals to help them achieve their best health at a lower cost.

Merlo will lay out how CVS Health plans to play a significant role in this transformation by rolling out new health-care models in communities across the country with pharmacy, health, and consultation services to make care more local, affordable and easier to use.

Lunch will be served in the Holeman Lounge at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Purchase tickets online.

For ticketing-related questions, please email Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

To submit a question for the speaker in advance, put CVS HEALTH in the subject line and email to The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.