Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal

Colorado medical groups are calling for the state government to give heavy scrutiny to the proposed merger of health-insurance giants Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corp., two of the largest plan providers in Colorado. And some want the deal rejected.

Colorado Medical Society (CMS) leaders are heading the charge against Anthem’s (NYSE: ANTM) proposed $54.2 billion purchase of Cigna (NYSE: CI), saying that it is likely to increase premium costs, reduce doctors’ access to patients and cut down on the quality of care provided in this state.

Groups ranging from the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative to Mental Health Colorado also have written to the state asking for greater public-input opportunities.

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