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Medicare sets probe of Humana letters

Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2009
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched an investigation into Humana Inc.'s effort to enlist beneficiaries to fight proposed cuts to Medicare's private plans. The investigation is looking at whether Humana, one of the largest providers of Medicare Advantage plans, violated marketing rules by sending letters to beneficiaries urging them to contact lawmakers to register their opposition to proposed cuts.