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Blumenthal Calls Aetna, Cigna Mergers 'Job Killers'

Blumenthal Calls Aetna, Cigna Mergers 'Job Killers'

HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined prominent Democratic colleagues Wednesday and called for the U.S. Justice Department to block pending mergers involving insurance giants Aetna and Cigna as the corporations look to the future in a fast-changing industry.

Aetna, based in Hartford, is still seeking approval to acquire Louisville-based Humana in a $37 billion deal, while Cigna, based in Bloomfield, would join with Anthem, with headquarters in Indianapolis, in a $54 billion deal. The two companies employ thousands of workers and have been economic powerhouses in the Hartford region for decades.

Blumenthal and his fellow Democratic senators, including Elizabeth...

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