AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

Updated at 4:16 p.m.

THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION announced that it is opposed to the CVS Aetna merger on the grounds that the deal would have anti-competitive effects on the health care industry, driving up patients' costs and reducing access to health care. CVS disagreed with the AMA's conclusions. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION announced it is opposed to the CVS-Aetna merger on the grounds that the deal would have anti-competitive effects on the health care industry, driving up patients' costs and reducing access to health care. CVS disagreed with the AMA's conclusions. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE
PROVIDENCE – The American Medical Association has concluded the merger between CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. would be detrimental to the health care industry, and is working to persuade federal and state regulators to oppose the merger, the AMA announced Tuesday. The AMA argued the deal would reduce competition in the health insurance markets,…

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