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Health reform could swamp doctors

Health reform that would cover millions of uninsured Americans would theoretically send a flood of new
patients to physicians. Yet in Indiana and nationwide, there’s already a shortage of doctors.

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Lilly pays $224,000 to area doctors

It’s no secret that Eli Lilly and Co. is the biggest private employer in the Indianapolis area. But
Lilly also supplemented the incomes of a few dozen local doctors — to the tune of more than $224,000 in just the first
quarter.

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St. Francis buys big cardiology practice

As concern grows among medical providers that health care reform augurs lower payments, St. Francis
Hospital & Health Centers has agreed to absorb a large group of cardiologists that bring lucrative heart patients to its
facilities.

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Doctors squirm as patients rate health care

As health care slowly shifts to operate more like retail stores, patients’ opinions of doctors have become commonplace on more than 30 physician-rating Web sites, including a subscription service run by Indianapolis-based Angie’s List.

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Celebrate contemporary heroes, too

When it comes time to celebrate African-American History month, wouldn’t we be better served with profiles of young, living role models we can talk to—heroes who can talk to us? Let me submit for your consideration Mercy Obeime.

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Legislation takes aim at Anthem

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s growing market dominance in Indiana is sparking a backlash from doctors who plan to push
a bill this year in the Indiana General Assembly that would allow physicians to reject patients covered by massive health
insurer.

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Angie’s List CEO wanted shot at WellPoint’s Zagat deal

WellPoint Inc. and Angie’s List are both racing to launch doctor-rating services early next year. But Angie’s List is already
sour over Well-Point’s decision to partner with New York-based Zagat Survey LLC for its doctor-rating service, apparently
without talking to Angie’s List.

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