DOJ's Challenge to Anthem/Cigna and Aetna/Humana

    July 2016

    On July 21, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and multiple state attorneys general filed lawsuits to block two proposed blockbuster health plan mergers: Anthem’s acquisition of Cigna, and Aetna’s acquisition of Humana. This review, authored by firm partner Anthony Swisher and recently published by the American Health Lawyers Association, provides short summaries of the claims brought by the DOJ and a few interesting points that bear further watching as the cases potentially proceed into litigation.

    Please note that this summary and analysis is based solely on the public record.

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