n insurance plan that covers surgical and medical bills. It is almost always grouped with blue-cross to cover all prices.
A medical or medical cost program. Blue-cross and Blue Shield are both under the same nationwide federation of separately owned organizations. Blue Cross covers hospital expenses, and Blue Shield covers medical and surgical costs.
The badge consists of the double-headed imperial eagle with sword and orb; below it is the jewelled iron crown of Lombardy, and above the imperial crown; on the breast of the eagle is a gold-bordered blue shield with the Ietter F.