43 groups sign letter protesting insurance merger (Connecticut Post, 6/29/16)

Excerpts from article:
“Forty-three state and national organizations have signed a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Justice expressing grave concerns about the proposed acquisition of Bloomfield-based Cigna Health Insurance by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and of the Humana insurance company by Hartford-based Aetna. …

“Many of the grassroots organizations that are part of UHCAN’s national network have signed on because we see far too many state regulators are rubber stamping these mergers, often in secrecy,” said Rachel DeGolia, executive director of Universal Health Care Action Network in a news release announcing the letter. “The regulatory process is inadequate and failing the American public. It’s time for the Department of Justice to take a good hard look at what’s going on and do the right thing. These mergers should be stopped.” …

“The missive follows an announcement last week from seven U.S. Senators — including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. — calling on the DOJ to block the two proposed health insurer mergers.

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