HHS provides exchange grants; Highmark dismisses UPMC lawsuit;

> Highmark has dismissed a lawsuit against UPMC that claimed the health system's advertising campaign was false and misleading, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Article

> Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield wants to increase premiums in 2013 by 6.3 percent to 19.9 percent on community-rated plans, the Rochester Business Journal reported. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has provided 10 new opportunities for states to receive federal funding to set up insurance exchanges, according to The Hill's Healthwatch. Article

> And Finally… She's not pregnant; she has a 51-pound tumor. Article

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