Anthem is Ending it's Effort to Merge with Cigna

Posted by Alison Williams on 05/15/2017

Today Anthem announced that it is ending its effort to merge with Cigna.

Today Anthem announced that it is ending its effort to merge with Anthem.  This is a monumental victory of organized medicine!  This victory is the result of 21 months of unrelenting advocacy before the U.S. Department of Justice, congressional committees, state attorneys general, insurance commissioners, and federal courts.

Today's action concludes a successful campaign by the AMA and 17 state medical societies to stop the Anthem-Cigna merger. The AMA and its coalition of state medical societies worked tirelessly to protect patients and block both this merger and the Aetna-Humana merger. AMA Advocacy is currently working with its AMA communications colleagues to provide you with a dynamic co-branded communications campaign that will show physicians what they can achieve when they work together, and the tremendous value of being a member of organized medicine.