Anthem's deal with Cigna ould raise insurance premiums and lower the quality of health care, Justice Department officials said. (Photo: AP).

Anthem Inc. and the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday presented contrasting visions of the health care industry in the ramp up to trial in the government’s push to block the insurance company’s proposed $54 billion deal to acquire Cigna Corp.

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