Looking at what has occurred as a result in other states fuels the fire and concern.  BD

potential merger between two major health insurance companies that would affect hundreds of thousands of Nevadans has critics worried about potential abuse. That merger would be between UnitedHealth Group and Sierra Health Services.

At a Friday public hearing, a packed room of politicians, practitioners and patients had a serious debate about health care and the impact of a possible monopoly.

"A monopoly is a monopoly no matter what face you put on it," said Carol Austin-Fink, cancer survivor.

Austin-Fink is a cancer survivor. She's against the merger because she says UnitedHealth denied her claims for jaw and mouth treatments after chemotherapy. But she's not the only one casting a critical eye.

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