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Old 07-26-2015, 07:16 PM
 
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How would a $48B Anthem-Cigna merger affect rates?
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:20 AM
 
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Get a clue, these companies are trying to merge because they think ACA will lower their price and they will be powerless to stop it unless they merge and form a more powerful entity. This is a defensive manuver that may or may not work. Don't be so naive to think this is a slam dunk when it is more of a contested jump shot.

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Old 07-27-2015, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Get a clue, these companies are trying to merge because they think ACA will lower their price and they will be powerless to stop it unless they merge and form a more powerful entity. This is a defensive manuver that may or may not work. Don't be so naive to think this is a slam dunk when it is more of a contested jump shot.

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Isn't it like when ComCast ad Timewarner merge, and people become concerned about one monopoly over the people?
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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hahaha blame it on the ACA ha-ha-ha why we have so many below poverty line poor long before that??
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:04 PM
 
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Consolidation is usually not beneficial to the consumer.
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:07 PM
 
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Consolidation is usually not beneficial to the consumer.
Someone else gets it.
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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Consolidation is usually not beneficial to the consumer.
Yep.
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Someone else gets it.
Just like the Banks. Too big to fail and completely at the mercy of the Federal Govt.
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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The Unaffordable and I don't Care Act has cost me an extra $10K so far. Also cost my son thousands more. My daughter has had excellent heath care her entire life until the Unaffordable Don't Care Act and now her and her husband are no longer able to access health care.

In the case of my company and my son's company, they are profiting extra as they were forced by the Obamacare sux act to do away with our policies which were too good for us according to the Obamites.

Obamacare is the worst and most expensive health plan in the history of the world.
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:52 PM
 
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The Unaffordable and I don't Care Act has cost me an extra $10K so far. Also cost my son thousands more. My daughter has had excellent heath care her entire life until the Unaffordable Don't Care Act and now her and her husband are no longer able to access health care.

In the case of my company and my son's company, they are profiting extra as they were forced by the Obamacare sux act to do away with our policies which were too good for us according to the Obamites.

Obamacare is the worst and most expensive health plan in the history of the world.
It cost you that much because of the deductible and out-of-pocket expenses, which is the responsibility of the insurance company, not the ACA. Right?
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