As you have already heard the Department of Justice has approved both the CVS/Aetna & Cigna/ESI mergers.
A few members have already called me to VENT – now I would like you all to VENT to the proper people within the next week or so. (By law, we have 60 days after published in the Federal Register to comment)
Please, just let them know how these mergers will affect your stores and most importantly, your patients.
Access to your store will be limited. Aetna members will be mandated to use CVS Retail Stores; Cigna members will be mandated to use their “preferred” partners.
Pricing to the Federal Government will be increased. You must have oversight as to PBM pricing to prevent Spread Pricing.
Divesting Aetna’s Medicare Part D will still allow CVS/Caremark to administer the plans and continue their deceptive practices that bring millions of dollars to their treasury.
Healthcare costs will increase while Cigna’s & CVS’s profits will skyrocket
Let them know how many patients you have lost to the PBM owned mail-order & Specialty Pharmacy facilities.
Let them know how you feel about your future.
IF THIS IS NOT AN ANTITRUST ISSUE – THEN ANTITRUST LAWS MUST BE FIXED!!!
Department of Justice
Chief, Healthcare and Consumer Products Section
450 Fifth Street NW, Suite 4100
Washington, DC 20530
Please send me a copy of your letter. – Mel