Anthem Tells Judge Cigna Deal Helps Health Insurance Markets

  • Insurer counters U.S. suit seeking block of $48 billion merger
  • Government claims tie-up will raise costs and reduce choices

Anthem Inc. said its proposed $48 billion merger with rival health insurer Cigna Corp. will lower consumer costs and extend coverage to more people, in response to a U.S. lawsuit seeking to block the deal.

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