Anthem cuts premium increases; Delaware law could prevent Highmark, BCBS merger;

> Two more reports contradict a survey by consulting firm McKinsey & Co., which found that 30 percent of businesses are likely to quit offering coverage because of healthcare reform, reports The Hill’s Healthwatch. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Avalere Health both found that the reform law will have a modest impact on employer-based insurance. Article

> Anthem Blue Cross is cutting the quarterly premium increase for some group health products sold in California from 6 percent to 3 percent. The new increases will take effect July 1 and cover about 18,000 people, according to the National Underwriter. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware is urging state lawmakers to change a 2004 state law that the insurer says could endanger its proposed affiliation with Highmark, the Associated Press reports. Article

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