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Report: Half of hospital systems could disappear in next decade

Deloitte consultants say hospitals are about to go the way of department stores, airlines and banks by clustering into fewer and fewer competitors. There's plenty of evidence from Indiana to support that theory.
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BioCrossroads attracts another $2.4M from Fairbanks Foundation

The money is designed to further the life sciences group's work on such initiatives as the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and the Indiana Health Information Exchange.
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Hospital cost-cutting forces Blood Center to lay off workers, change leaders

Facing the loss of key hospital contracts, the Indiana Blood Center cut 27 jobs on Friday, announced the retirement of its CEO and said it will join a consortium of Midwest blood centers.
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Data show 1 in 5 uninsured Hoosiers gained health coverage this year

Even without Medicaid expansion, Obamacare appears to have substantially reduced the more than 900,000 Hoosiers that go without health insurance during a year.
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Obamacare exchange 2.0: Anthem far from the cheapest plan

There are more choices and better deals in the 2015 Obamacare exchange, but if you want the same coverage as last year, it's going to cost you more.
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Top 4 questions for Hoosier health care after GOP takes control of Congress

On Obamacare, the new Republican-controlled Congress should “leave the façade of the building and then demolish the inside of it,” according to one GOP leader. If Republicans take that approach, here are four things that could change in the next two years.
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Initiative raises $1M to boost science-based ag businesses

AgriNovus, the newest initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, wants to help Hooosier ag companies play a leading role in figuring out to feed the world's fast-growing population.
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Biotech firm Algaeon switches gears, stays in Indy

After planning a move to Westfield, Algaeon Inc. has instead leased new space in Indianapolis for a research and production facility. Planning 25 hires, it is seeking a tax break from the city on $4.9 million in new equipment.
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Will strip mall medicine help or hurt hospital systems?

Retail clinics and urgent care centers are proliferating. That could expand the market for health care. But if consumers decide instead to make strip malls the front door to their health care—rather than traditional physician offices—the hospital systems could see their market shares waning.
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Indy-based Vertellus acquires chemical maker in U.K.

The addition of Pentagon Chemicals UK Ltd. could add at least $75 million in revenue to the top line of Vertellus Speciaties Inc., one of the largest private firms in Indianapolis.
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