Aetna’s pull out of Obamacare was not retaliation for blocking merger as Huffpo reported

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There is lots of cronyism here probably. Some in the light. Some not in the light. Some from Aetna. Some from the Obama Administration.

(From The Washington Examiner)

HuffPo reporters write of Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini: “he made a clear threat: If President Barack Obama‘s administration refused to allow the merger to proceed, he wrote, Aetna would be in worse financial position and would have to withdraw from most of its Obamacare markets, and quite likely all of them.”

It turns out this “threat” was a direct answer to a question the DOJ ordered Aetna to answer.

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