AMA: Insurance megamergers ‘threaten healthcare access, quality and affordability’


http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/ama-insurance-megamergers-threaten-healthcare-access-quality-and-afforda/426745/

  • The merger of health insurance giants “would significantly compromise market competition in the health insurance industry and threaten health care access, quality and affordability,” the president of the AMA said as the group released new analyses of the mergers.
  • In the analysis, the AMA claims the Anthem-Cigna merger would diminish competition in 121 metro areas across 14 states, and that the Aetna-Humana merger would diminish it in 51 metro areas across 15 states.
  • The studies also note an “unprecedented lack of competition” that already exists in many states, the AMA says.

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news/news/2016/2016-09-21-ama-analyses-support-blocking-mergers.page

 

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