Biography

Dan Haar is a columnist. He joined The Courant as a photographer after graduating from Wesleyan University. After nearly ending Larry Bird’s career with an errant monopod, he covered Suffield and East Hartford. On the business desk, Dan reported on the economy and jobs, manufacturing, biotech and telecom before a stint at the state Capitol. Since 2001 he has toggled between roles as a columnist and the business editor. He has won awards and rewards for all this, including the opportunity to walk across Connecticut in the summer of 2014, writing and photographing. He lives in West Hartford with a daughter in college.

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Dan Haar

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Who Will Benefit From Health Insurance Mergers? Not You, The Consumer

Who Will Benefit From Health Insurance Mergers? Not You, The Consumer

July 1, 2015

In the wildly blunt back-and-forth between Cigna and Anthem over their would-be $47 billion merger, the clash of CEOs drew headlines, but the heart of the issue is efficiency in the health system — as it is with the reportedly imminent deal between Aetna and Humana.