A Federal Judge Is Expected to Block the Anthem-Cigna Merger

A federal judge is expected to block a proposed deal between health insurer Anthem and Cigna as soon as Thursday, the New York Post reported, citing sources.

Anthem, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans in 14 U.S. states, is trying to buy smaller rival Cigna. The government sued seven months ago to stop the deal, saying it was anti-competitive.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has not yet issued an opinion on the case....

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