The American Medical Association has cited new data to oppose the mergers of Anthem and Cigna, and of Aetna and Humana, on antitrust grounds.

Data from the 2016 edition of the AMA's "Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets," which the organization says "offers the largest and most complete picture of competition in health insurance markets for 388 metropolitan areas, as well as all 50 states and the District of Columbia," was used to support the AMA's position that "[l]eft unopposed, Anthem's acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's takeover of Humana would collectively quash competition in insurance markets across 24 states … ."

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