On March 3rd, 2016, the consumer groups Consumer Action and the California Reinvestment Coalition filed comments to California Department of Managed Health Care Director Shelly Rouillard regarding the proposed merger of Anthem-Cigna. The purpose of these comments was to raise concerns about the merger and its impact on healthcare in California and to urge the Department to carefully analyze its potential adverse competitive effects. Here are a number of specific points raised:
To see the full comments submitted to Director Rouillard please click here.
To see the comments submitted by Consumer Watchdog to Director Rouillard, please click here.
To see the comments submitted by Health Access California to Director Rouillard, please click here.
On June 16th, 2016, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones released a letter opposing the Anthem-Cigna merger, on the grounds that it was anticompetitive and would harm consumers. He also called on the Department of Justice to block the merger. To read his letter, please click here.