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Doctors’ group: Healthcare mergers not in patients’ ‘best interests’
The Hill

The American Medical Association (AMA) is sounding the alarm about the proposed consolidations of four of the country’s largest health insurance giants.

The influential doctor’s group released a 12-page analysis Tuesday, warning the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers would lead to an “unprecedented lack of competition” in the market.

Aetna, Humana, Cigna and Anthem are four of the nation’s five biggest health insurers, a club that also includes UnitedHealth. That number would drop to three if the mergers are approved.