April 28, 2016

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones asked tough questions of the merging health insurance companies Aetna and Humana during yesterday’s hearing, and the representatives were unable to adequately answer them.

 

The hearing examining the proposed Aetna-Humana heal...

April 21, 2016

Marketplace competition matters. It reduces costs, promotes efficiencies, choice and innovation, and helps protect consumers from abuses. Consolidation in an industry generally harms competition and minimizes these beneficial effects, especially in the health insurance...

April 14, 2016

The proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers will have a substantial impact on consumers, healthcare providers, and health insurance markets across the country. However their effects will vary in different locations. A new article by Andy Miller of Georgia Health...

April 12, 2016

Yesterday, the Connecticut Campaign for Consumer Choice held a public forum called “Insurance Mergers: What You Need to Know” in Mansfield Center, Connecticut. They hosted the hour-long event along with Representatives Gregg Haddad, Linda Orange, Susan Johnson, and Sen...

April 12, 2016

Yesterday UnitedHealth, the country’s largest insurer, decided to cease offering Affordable Care Act plans in Georgia and Arkansas. This decision comes several months after the insurance company predicted that it would lose over $1 billion because of participating in t...

April 5, 2016

State Insurance Commissioners possess broad powers to investigate, remedy, and block mergers. They regulate and examine health insurance markets on a daily basis, can proposed significant consumer protections within those markets, and have the closest relationship with...

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