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State Regulator Cites Price, Access As Top Concerns In Proposed Anthem-Cigna Merger
California Healthline

Health care access, quality and affordability will be among the top concerns for the state’s Department of Managed Health Care as it vets the proposed $54 billion merger of insurance giant Anthem Inc. and rival Cigna Corp., the department’s director, Shelley Rouillard, said during a public hearing in Sacramento Friday.

Those questions, as well as the handling of grievances and appeals, “are serious issues that I personally feel very strongly about,” Rouillard said. “That’s something we’ll be in discussions with the plans about going forward.”