Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal
Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar will postpone her office’s consideration of whether to oppose the merger of health insurers Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp. until after a federal lawsuit seeking to block the union of two health insurance giants.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed lawsuits on Thursday to block both Anthem’s $48 billion acquisition of Cigna and another proposed merger: Humana Inc.’s $34 billion buyout of Aetna Inc.
Adam Fox, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative director of strategic engagement, added that he hopes the federal action encourages Salazar’s office to take a stronger stance against these mergers or any others proposed in the future.
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