More bad news for the Anthem-Cigna merger as the Justice Department argues the antitrust case is too complicated to be rushed. (Photo: AP)

Anthem Inc. is pushing for a speedy decision on the government’s bid to block the health insurer’s planned $48 billion merger with rival Cigna Corp. The government doesn’t want that, and on Wednesday its lawyers told a federal judge the case is too complex to rush a ruling.

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