On January 11th, 2016, Consumer Action, a California based non-profit consumer focused organization, filed a comment to Director Shelly Rouillard of the California Department of Managed Health Care regarding the proposed merger of Aetna and Humana. The purpose of this comment was to raise concerns about the merger and its impact on health insurance competition in California. Here are a number of specific points raised:
To see the comments submitted to the California Department of Managed Health Care, please click here.
On June 20th, the California Department of Managed Health Care approved the Aetna-Humana merger. To see the press release, please click here. To see the conditions required for approving the merger, please click here.