Aetna’s Alternative Facts

A federal judge blocked the merger of Aetna and Humana stating it would cut down competition in Medicare Advantage and in the Obamacare marketplaces. But that’s not all. The judge also said Aetna misled the public and stopped offering Obamacare in all but four of the 15 states where it was providing coverage not because it was losing money but because it looked to protect the merger so it “could say that it wasn’t competing in areas where the DOJ concluded that the merger would produce low levels of competition. Look how well that turned out .