Insurance company merger between Aetna and Humana will not go forward

Health Insurance company merger Aetna

A federal judge has now ruled in favor of prohibiting the two health insurers from merging. The Justice Department’s decision to stop the insurance company merger between Aetna and Humana has been upheld by a federal judge. These two health insurance giants were appealing the decision with U.S. District Judge John. D. Bates. The original decision to block the merger between the health insurance companies occurred in July 2015. That said, Judge Bates concluded in a 158-page opinion that “The Court is unpersuaded that the efficiencies generated by the merger…

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Health insurance companies seek approval for merger in Florida

Florida health insurance

Large insurers intend to merge, but seek approval from Florida regulators Two of the largest health insurance companies in Florida are petitioning lawmakers to approve their merger. Aetna and Humana intend to join together, creating a larger insurance organization. The merger has generate some controversy, with consumer advocacy groups suggesting that the merger would lead to higher health insurance rates and fewer options for those that need coverage. These concerns have been shared by some lawmakers, who are convinced that the merger would be in the best interests of the…

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Health insurance rates to soar in the US

Health Insurance rate increases

Humana CEO predicts higher health insurance rates for consumers Throughout the U.S., health insurance companies are issuing calls for consumers and businesses to prepare to pay higher rates for their coverage. Humana, one of the country’s leading health insurance companies, is the latest of these companies to become outspoken about the issue. According to Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, the implementation of the controversial Affordable Care Act will be a “bumpy road” for many and that consumers are the most likely to feel the effects that the health care law will…

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