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New analyses support blocking Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers

September 29, 2016

Two new American Medical Association analyses support the blocking of the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers.

“The [American Medical Association] AMA analyses show that Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers would significantly compromise market competition in the health insurance industry and threaten health care access, quality and affordability,” Andrew W. Gurman, MD, president of the AMA, said in a press release. “With existing competition in health insurance markets already at alarmingly low levels, federal and state antitrust officials have powerful reasons to block harmful mergers and foster a more competitive marketplace that will operate in patients’ best interests.”

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