Tennessee Blues grants $3.9M for surgical care; Insurers don't have to cover pregnant children;

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee is giving $3.9 million to the Tennessee Hospital Association and the state chapter of the American College of Surgeons. The grant extends an initiative to improve surgical care at 21 hospitals throughout Tennessee, the Associated Press reported. Article

> Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is joining a 31-state network of Blue Cross plans to help expand its Medicare Advantage program, NJBiz reported. Article

> Although the reform law requires insurers to cover its members' dependent children until they're 26 years old, it doesn't mandate that they provide pregnant coverage for them, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

And Finally… Don't get too close to that door. Article

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