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Two Blocked Payer Mega-Mergers and the Future of the Health Insurance Market

Posted by Paul Darling on Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Just weeks ago, a looming merger between two major health insurance companies threatened to alter the health insurance market’s competitive landscape. The $54 billion deal between Anthem and Cigna was blocked by a federal judge in early February, on the same grounds as a $37 billion deal between Aetna and Humana that was blocked in January. According to the judges’ rulings, both deals would have reduced competition and increased prices.

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Topics: health insurers, Pharma, Life Sciences, Humana, healthcare ecosystem, Paul Darling, payers, Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, mega-mergers, UnitedHealth Group

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