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Another Victory for Connecticut Consumers: Anthem-Cigna Merger Blocked

by Jill Zorn In a victory for Connecticut consumers, the proposed Anthem-Cigna mega-merger has been blocked by U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson Berman.  This decision follows by just a few weeks the ruling of another federal judge to block the … Continue reading

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Update on the Health Insurance Merger Trials

By Jill Zorn The Department of Justice filed law suits in July to stop the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers and both trials are now underway in Washington, D.C. Anthem-Cigna The Anthem-Cigna trial started on November 21. The first phase of … Continue reading

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Yale New Haven Health/L+M Hospital decision has been rendered… and now the work begins

By Stephanye R. Clarke The state gave the green light for the proposed affiliation between Yale New Haven Health (Yale), Connecticut’s largest health care system and Lawrence + Memorial (L+M) earlier this month. As a reminder, back in February  of … Continue reading

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Bribery or Blackmail? Aetna Takes its Toys and Goes Home

By Jill Zorn Yesterday, the Huffington Post published a scoop on why insurance giant Aetna may have chosen to pull out of almost all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplaces where they currently compete. Reporters Jonathan Cohn … Continue reading

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Yale New Haven Health/ L+M Hospital Certificate of Need Hearing, Part II

By Stephanye R. Clarke The burning question many of us had from the first hearing continued to loom over the second hearing: How will the potential joining of the two institutions impact local health outcomes, pricing and access to services? … Continue reading

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43 Groups Have Grave Concerns About Insurance Mergers: Medical, Consumer and Advocacy Organizations Weigh In with Department of Justice

The Foundation, along with its coalition partners who oppose the proposed mega-mergers of Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana, sent a letter signed by 43 state and national organizations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) expressing grave concerns about poor regulatory oversight seen … Continue reading

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Sign the Petition: Stop Big Insurers From Walking All Over Us

Sign the Petition We need you to call on Governor Malloy to stop Anthem & Cigna from walking all over us. Big health insurers Anthem and Cigna want to merge.  If they succeed, the new Anthem behemoth will control 1.5 … Continue reading

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