Over a year ago, Highmark and Independent Blue Cross proposed a merger of their medical insurance companies. The state government held hearings and asked for input from PA state residents.
You can read the letter I sent them last October here. I also received a formal response from them. (Actually, it kind of scared me when I got it, I thought it was going to be some kind of cease and desist order or something, but it was just a response from their lawyers to my criticisms of the proposed merger)
Anyway, last week, Highmark and Independent Blue Cross called off the proposed merger. Chalk one up for the little guys!