Dear Colleague,

As you may know, Aetna has filed the paperwork to acquire the Humana health insurance company. State and federal regulators are interested in knowing the prospective effect of this possible merger on your practice and patient care. The Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS), with support from the American Medical Association (AMA), is seeking your opinion on the proposed merger. Your individual responses will be kept strictly confidential and only aggregated data will be used in our reporting.

The survey should take about 8-9 minutes to complete.

This survey, and any information collected in response, will be used by ISMS primarily for the purpose of petitioning state and federal government concerning the antitrust issues raised by Aetna's proposed acquisition of Humana. Antitrust laws prohibit ISMS from using any information collected pursuant to this survey for any anticompetitive purposes, including, but not limited to, using that information in discussions with health insurers and other payers in an effort to raise physician payment or otherwise increase physician compensation. ISMS will also not disclose any information received in response to this survey to its physician members without first consulting experienced antitrust counsel.

Your assistance is appreciated.
ISMS
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