COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS INJUNCTION AGAINST ANTHEM-CIGNA MERGER

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a decision of the district court enjoining the proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna, two of the four largest health insurers in the country. Whatley Kallas filed an amicus brief on behalf of the American Medical Association in support of affirmance. The decision is a major victory for healthcare providers, whose reimbursements Anthem intended to reduce as a result of the merger and the loss of competition with Cigna. A copy of the opinion can be found here.