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Health, Consumer Groups Back Anthem-Cigna Merger Block

Law360, Fort Wayne (March 17, 2017, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, health and antitrust policy experts, and consumer groups urged the D.C. Circuit to uphold a decision blocking the $54 billion Anthem-Cigna merger, arguing Friday that the deal would harm both health care providers and consumers.

In four amicus briefs, the stakeholders warned the appeals court to reject Anthem Inc.’s bid to reverse U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s Feb. 8 finding that the proposed combination with Cigna Corp. would reduce competition and diminish the prospects for innovation in...
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