Health Insurer Mergers Signify Shift in Health Care Marketplace

(By – Steve Sternberg, www.usnews.com)

A pair of mergers involving four of the nation’s five for-profit health insurance goliaths—Cigna Corp. and Anthem, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc.—provoked a swift reaction from doctors who fear they will rob patients of treatment options and doctors of their bargaining power. But what may be just as significant about the planned mergers, experts say, is that they signify a major shift in the nation’s health care marketplace. Read more…

 

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