The Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion urged the U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice to re­ject the merger of An­them and Cigna Corp.

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AMA CEO Dr. James Madara said he was alarmed that court doc­u­ments show An­them sees a DOJ un­der the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion as a way for the $54 bil­lion merger to gain ap­proval and that pol­i­tics should “play no role in the en­force­ment of an­titrust laws.” Madara said if the DOJ is swayed to ap­prove the merger, it would cause “ir­repara­ble harm to the in­tegrity of the fed­eral courts” in their role to pro­tect against an­ti­com­pet­i­tive deals.

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