Public Comment Received

Response from Applicants to Anthem, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the Virginia Association of Health Plans:

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Response from Applicants to FTC Written Public Comment:

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Please find below the public comment that Authority has received on the application:

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washington-county-chamber-of-commerce-pc

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town-of-haysi-pc

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southwest-insurance-agency-pc

roger-c-stanley-pc1

philip-deel-pc1

norton-redevelopment-and-housing-authority-pc

norman-rexrode-pc

mike-allen-pc1

joey-gilbert-pc

ida-of-dickenson-county-pc

georgie-moore-pc1

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dickenson-county-chamber-of-commerce-pc

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colgard-pc

brian-dawson-pc1

birsotl-compressors-pc

anthem-copa-submission-final-pca

llen-j-abel-pc1

pc-wellmont-mountain-states-merger-report

pc-vahp-public-comments-on-application-for-cooperative-agreement-9-29-16

pc-nancy-bailey

pc-letter-of-support-ballad-health-9-30-16

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pc-final-va-ahip-copa-comments-9-30-16

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FTC Public Comment and Materials Referenced in the Footnotes:

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