Clinton applauds DOJ challenge to insurer mega-mergers

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton welcomed the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuits challenging Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mega-deals, citing a greater need to make health insurance accessible for all.

"When these deals were first announced last year, Hillary Clinton called for careful scrutiny and said that she was 'very skeptical of the claim that consumers will benefit from them,'" Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Ann O'Leary stated. "Now, the Department of Justice has reached the same conclusion."

Ms. Clinton said she will continue her fight to reduce healthcare cost and strengthen antitrust enforcement, a theme echoed by many Democratic party leaders. She also said she will work to strengthen payer Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

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