Cigna, Aetna not merging; Rockefeller supports MLR for student plans;

> Although a combination with rival Aetna would carry certain benefits, Cigna CEO David Cordani said the health insurer can generate shareholder value by remaining an independent company, the Wall Street Journal reports. Article

> Americans' use of medical services has continued to stay low in the weak economy, keeping health insurance companies' costs down, Reuters reports. Article

> Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) wants student health plans to be held to the same medical-loss ratio requirements set by the health reform law as other insurers, reports the National Journal. Article

> Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders have named the nine-member nominating committee charged with vetting candidates for the Green Mountain Care Board to design and administer components of the state's healthcare reform plan, according to the Burlington Free Press. Article

And Finally... RIP Doctor Death. Article

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