The coalition delivered a letter to CT Insurance Commissioner Katherine Wade, requesting the following actions to ensure that consumer voices are heard during the merger review process:
- Require that the public hearing be held at a venue and time that allows for maximum public participation.
- Grant interested parties’ intervenor status to allow for an adequate review of the proposed merger.
- Commission a study that will analyze the potential impact on cost, access, and the Connecticut economy, including jobs, as part of the deliberations.
The group also held a media call to announce the coalition and discuss the impact of the proposed merger on Connecticut patients and physicians. Media coverage has been robust: CT Mirror, CT News Junkie , Courant (picked up by Bloomberg News), CT by the Numbers, Hartford Business Journal, Register-Citizen, CT Post (also Stamford Advocate).
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