ALSO NOTED: Provider bad debt expected to rise; Three-quarters of states developing health info exchanges; and much more...

> Analysts are predicting that with health plan profits shrinking, premiums will rise, consumers will be expected to carry more of the bill, and providers' bad debt will rise. FierceHealthFinance

> A new report concludes that 75 percent of states are developing healthcare information exchanges. FierceHealthIT

> It's looking like a new form of gene therapy may help improve the sight of the blind. FierceBioResearcher

> One Illinois hospital is offering to boost its charity care levels dramatically in an effort to get permission to relocate its campus. Article

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