Lawmakers pressure Aetna Insurance to explain recent business move

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, among others, want the company to explain why it is dropping out of insurance exchanges in two-thirds of the areas it now covers.

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, among others, want the company to explain why it is dropping out of insurance exchanges in two-thirds of the areas it now covers. (9/9/16)

NORWALK - A group of senators is demanding answers after a recent business move at Connecticut-based Aetna Insurance.

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, among others, want the company to explain why it is dropping out of insurance exchanges in two-thirds of the areas it now covers.

They want to know if Aetna was motivated by the Justice Department's decision to challenge the company's proposed $37 billion merger with Humana.
            
In a letter made public last month, Aetna appeared to threaten to drop out of the public health care exchange if the Justice Department opposed the merger.

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