Hillary Clinton has 'serious concerns' about health insurer mega-mergers

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is raising objections to health insurer mega-mergers, saying she has "serious concerns" about the proposed mergers between Anthem and Cigna and between Aetna and Humana, according to The Hill.

"As we see more consolidation in healthcare, among both providers and insurers, I'm worried that the balance of power is moving too far away from consumers," Ms. Clinton said in a statement.

Ms. Clinton said the proposed insurer mergers should be scrutinized closely, and she highlighted some of her key concerns with the deals, according to the report.

"The evidence from careful studies shows that too often the companies end up pocketing profits rather than passing savings to consumers," she said.

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