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Feds should foil the giant Anthem-Cigna merger

To the editor: It's astounding that health insurer Anthem would even hope to win regulatory approval to acquire Cigna. After all, the proposed deal between Comcast and Time Warner Cable unraveled out of concerns that the combined company would control 50% of the broadband market. ("Firms should stop pretending that high-profile mergers will benefit consumers," July 28) Here, it's not consumers' right to stream videos that will be dominated, but individuals' right to affordable health insurance. Surely, a merger that would create the largest health insurer in the country must raise insurmountable antitrust concerns. Not only should we be concerned about the...