Monopsony and Health Plan Mergers: Does Anthem-Cigna Signal a Shift In Policy?

September 2017

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Monopsony and Health Plan Mergers: Does Anthem-Cigna Signal a Shift In Policy?
By Joseph M. Miller and Brian C. Lewis

Edited by Rob Kwinter

Anthem’s proposed merger with Cigna, the largest in the history of the health insurance industry, has received no shortage of interest as the merging parties have faced off against the government—and, at times, each other—in litigation that resulted in a permanent injunction blocking the merger and Anthem ultimately calling off the deal. The D.C. Circuit opinion upholding the injunction has been getting a lot of recent attention …

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