Montana Blues fired CMO after missed deadline; United Healthcare intervening in lawsuit;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana said it fired its chief marketing officer, Shannon Marsden, after it missed a deadline to bid on a $4 million annual contract to manage part of the state's health plan, reported the Associated Press. Marsden is suing the insurer for firing her because she reported its illegal actions. Article

> United Healthcare is intervening in a lawsuit in which Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska allege the state's Medicaid contract was awarded improperly, reported the Lincoln Journal Star. Article

> Cigna was awarded a contract to provide health insurance for 30,000 of Montana's state employees. The insurer said it plans to hire new employees in the state to manage the new account, according to WTVQ. Article

> And Finally... Left or right? Some people really can't tell. Article