Anthem said it plans to add nine states in its Affordable Care Act plans if its deal with Cigna comes to fruition, according to Politico.
Here are four takeaways:
1. The payer had 923,000 ACA exchange customers in 14 states at the end of this year's second quarter.
2. The company claims its Cigna deal will help control pricing in the payer marketplace and will help strengthen Anthem's commitment to the public exchanges.
3. The case against the megamerger will likely begin in federal court in October.
4. Anthem officials project the trial will take nearly four months.
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