June 30, 2016

Anthem and Cigna could be backing away from their attempted merger, which has faced a tsunami of opposition from consumer advocates, doctors, hospitals, and legislators. Good riddance. Antitrust regulators, including state and federal antitrust enforcers, state insuran...

June 29, 2016

Forty-three state and national organizations have signed a letter to the Department of Justice expressing grave concerns about the state review of the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers and urging DOJ to protect consumers from any harm resulting from the deals.

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June 23, 2016

Yesterday, seven U.S. senators released a letter to the Department of Justice announcing their opposition to the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers on the grounds that they would hurt consumers by increasing premium prices and overall costs, diminishing competition...

June 21, 2016

The Department of Justice and multiple state Attorneys General have privately expressed grave concerns about Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna, and don’t believe that the merging companies can come up with remedies that will adequately protect consumers and restor...

June 17, 2016

Yesterday California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced that he opposes the proposed merger of health insurance companies Anthem and Cigna, and urged the Department of Justice to block the merger on the grounds that it was anticompetitive and would harm consum...

June 15, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to provide access to health care, to reduce premiums, and to bend the health care cost curve in order to benefit all Americans. However, its success will depend on free and fair competition in the health insurance markets, and...

June 14, 2016

State Attorneys General and the Department of Justice conduct merger investigations that are almost entirely confidential. By contrast, State Insurance Commissioners fully analyze health insurance markets and mergers in the open, and can broaden the scope of the invest...

June 10, 2016

In their review of health insurance mergers, state Insurance Commissioners possess an important advantage over state Attorneys General: their merger review process is transparent and open to the public. When state Attorneys General investigate mergers, their actions ar...