Today’s decision rightly puts the needs of patients first in ensuring they have access to health care coverage that is affordable. The Court’s decision to halt the Aetna-Humana deal promises more than 2.7 million Medicare Advantage (MA) patients the benefits of greater competition, including lower out-of-pocket costs and more access to high-quality care.

Humana is the second-largest Medicare Advantage insurer and Aetna the fourth with plans in more than 1,000 markets.

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