Contrary to Anthem’s assertions, the proposed merger could harm patient choice and degrade the quality of care.
Protecting Health Insurance Competition
The AMA urges the U.S. Justice Department to reject any settlement offers that would allow Anthem-Cigna merger.
Federal judge rules Aetna-Humana merger anticompetitive. Eighteen months of physician efforts provide compelling evidence for blocking the deal.
What role can physicians play in the review of proposed health plan mergers? They offer front-line insight on potential marketplace harms to patients.
AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD outlines how physicians take the lead in fighting insurance mergers that negatively affect patients, and the quality and affordability of the care they receive.
The California Department of Insurance urged the Justice Department to block the Anthem-Cigna merger saying the merger would substantially lessen competition and increase premiums. CDI used survey information from the AMA and the California Medical Association to arrive at its finding.