Deal could cut local competition for health insurance, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit management services. AMA also deeply concerned about announced merger of Cigna, Express Scripts.
The appeals court has upheld a lower-court ruling blocking the proposed $54-billion mega-merger between the two health insurance giants.
Contrary to Anthem’s assertions, the proposed merger would harm patient choice and degrade the quality of care.
The AMA urges the U.S. Justice Department to reject any settlement offers that would allow Anthem-Cigna merger.
Federal judges block both insurer megamergers capping 18 months of physician efforts that paid off.