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DOJ sues to block health plan mega mergers

Posted By Chet Seward, Monday, August 8, 2016
Updated: Sunday, August 7, 2016

In July the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued lawsuits to block the proposed mega-mergers between Anthem and Cigna and Aetna and Humana. The Colorado Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons joined numerous other physician-driven organizations in efforts to oppose these planned mergers. CSEPS opposition hinged upon the adverse effects that such mergers would have on care quality, patient access and insurance premiums given the mergers’ anti-competitive nature. Aetna and Anthem are opposing the DOJ suit. The DOJ action represents an important step and CSEPS will continue our vigorous advocacy on your behalf to ensure that your patients can get the eye care they need and that your practice can remain viable in a competitive marketplace.

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