The American School of Physicians (ACP) as of late praised this morning’s resolution through the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the District of Columbia upholding a decrease courtroom ruling halting the proposed $54 billion insurance coverage merger between Anthem and Cigna. The ruling over the possible have an effect on on festival and insurance coverage costs is a huge “win” for sufferers and the physicians who handle them.
As a number one care internist, I’m relieved that the proposed merger will likely be blocked. This merger would have led to upper costs and not more festival, and in the end led to a pressure on sufferers, each of their selection of insurance coverage supplier and in the associated fee that may be handed directly to them.
In a January 23 ruling, a federal pass judgement on blocked a an identical proposed merger between fitness insurers Aetna and Humana.
ACP has said its sturdy opposition to the proposed merger in a letter and next conversations with Division of Justice (DOJ) officers, and ready observation in 2015.
Different fitness care organizations have joined ACP in praising as of late’s ruling as a win for customers and sufferers.