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Cigna-Anthem Deal: Gov. Malloy And Regulator Misled Public, Ethics Official Suggests

ibtimes.com — Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy's administration said it was suspending its review of a controversial healthcare merger after federal authorities sued to block it. But that has not halted a conflict-of-interest probe into Malloy's top insurance regulator, Katharine Wade, over her role in the review of the Cigna-Anthem deal.

Aetna-Humana Merger: Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini Vows To Continue Merger And Fight Justice Department Lawsuit

ibtimes.com — As the U.S. Justice Department was announcing a lawsuit to block the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini blasted out a company-wide email to employees saying that the company would fight the lawsuit in court.

Justice Department Sues To Block Cigna-Anthem And Aetna-Humana Mergers

ibtimes.com — The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday filed a lawsuit in federal court to block a proposed merger between health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna. The move come after a surge of national opposition to the deal, which had been move forward quietly for months.

Cigna-Anthem Merger: Gov. Malloy Faces Bipartisan Pressure To Block Controversial Deal

ibtimes.com — In the intensifying debate over a proposed health insurance merger, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is doing the seemingly impossible: bringing togethe powerful voices from both parties. But the problem for Malloy is that he those forces are unifying against him - just as he prepares for a high-profile role at the Democratic National Convention and his administration deals with a merger-related ethics probe.

Justice Department Poised To Block Cigna-Anthem And Aetna-Humana Mergers: Reports

ibtimes.com — Federal officials are poised to try to block the proposed merger of health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna, according to two separate reports on Tuesday. The news follows an International Business Times investigative series that has raised significant questions about the economic effects of the merger on healthcare consumers and also prompted a government ethics probe in the state that had been leading the regulatory review of the deal.

Anthem-Cigna Deal: Seeking Merger Approval, Anthem Makes Major Donations To State Political Groups

ibtimes.com — Seeking regulatory approval for a controversial merger proposal, health insurer Anthem recently pumped $460,000 into groups supporting the election campaigns of governors and state attorneys general. The money was disclosed in second-quarter campaign finance reports reviewed by International Business Times.

Government Transparency: Gov. Malloy Appointee Accused Of Violating Law In Cigna-Anthem Merger Review

ibtimes.com — State lawmakers on Friday accused Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy's appointee of deliberately violating open records laws in an effort to hide details of her role in a controversial health insurance merger between Cigna and Anthem.

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Government Transparency: Secret Records And Lack Of Hearings Raise Concerns In Merger Review

ibtimes.com — Four days before California's public hearing about Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna, state regulators sent the corporate giants what seemed like a routine request: Could the companies provide their board resolutions and financial projections about the merger? The firms responded to the California Department of Insurance the next day - with a protest and a series of demands.

Cigna-Anthem Merger: Increased Pressure On Gov. Malloy As Another State Democrat Demands The Insurance Commissioner’s Recusal

ibtimes.com — Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo demanded that his state's insurance commissioner recuse herself from overseeing a healthcare mega-merger, intensifying pressure on Gov. Dannel Malloy's administration to act. In a letter released Thursday amid a state ethics probe of the situation, Lembo said he was already worried months ago about the openness and impartiality of the state's review of Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna.
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Jul 28, 2016

This remains the most amazing - and brazen - rationale for a FOIA rejection I've ever seen. https://t.co/uppOCVXfWr https://t.co/K5kii335hX

Jul 28, 2016

Raimondo is a former financial exec whose old private firm has managed Rhode Island pension cash (of course!) https://t.co/1xcwcYTE5r

Jul 28, 2016

Raimondo is a former financial exec whose old private firm manages Rhode Island pension cash (of course!) https://t.co/1xcwcYTE5r

Jul 28, 2016

Raimondo also blocked release of RI investment info to "minimize attention" to hedge fund moguls' compensation https://t.co/uppOCVXfWr (2/2)

Jul 28, 2016

Meet RI Gov. @GinaRaimondo -- a DNC co-chair who cut retirement benefits and funneled pension cash to Wall St https://t.co/wf9Zp85RV1 (1/2)

Jul 28, 2016

Raimondo, a fmr Wall St exec, rammed thru retirement benefit cuts while funneling pension cash to Wall St https://t.co/E88awrUi8J

Jul 28, 2016

SO PERFECT - in interview with @GinaRaimondo, MSNBC assumed Raimondo is GOPer because of her financial/fiscal policy https://t.co/C53w0eq1mX

Jul 28, 2016

Journos trying to cover DNC donor event were told they weren't allowed on a public sidewalk https://t.co/KZrBRKWHGq https://t.co/ZB2ybwq4FO

Jul 28, 2016

So glad the media is asking Obama the tough questions about really important issues https://t.co/KqGBuP3RTd

Jul 28, 2016

So glad the media is asking the really important, tough questions... https://t.co/RoNrUw8Bpl https://t.co/BaLWLc25jN

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