WASHINGTON — With high stakes in play, Aetna, Inc. has hired four high-powered Washington lobbying firms to help the company win federal approval of a merger with Humana. Cigna followed by hiring three D.C. lobbying firms this week to press its case to merge with Anthem.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Monday he’s introducing a bill that would strip the NFL — and other professional sports teams — of their lucrative antitrust exemptions if they don’t reform. The NFL is under scrutiny for a number of recent scandals, including its handling of domestic violence allegations against former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice. Speaking […]