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Judge blocks Anthem-Cigna merger

Judge blocks Anthem-Cigna merger

A federal judge blocked the proposed $54 billion tie-up between national insurers Anthem and Cigna late Wednesday, saying the combination would harm competition in the national employer market.

Skimpier employer coverage may accelerate under Trump administration

The employer-based health insurance market has mostly stayed intact under President Barack Obama. Employers may continue to alter benefits to push costs onto employees and expand HSAs under a Trump administration, but Republicans also may take aim at their tax exclusion.

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