Line by line, Anthem tackles the Justice Department's concerns regarding its aim to acquire Cigna. (Photo: iStock)

Anthem Inc. would like the public to know that it still has every intent to buy Cigna (despite the latter cooling on the idea).

The lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice last week seeking to block the roughly $54 billion acquisition has not changed Anthem’s plans, it announced in a legal brief filed this week outlining the company’s legal arguments opposing the suit.

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