Boston Medical Center/Tufts deal collapses; Lessons of Indiana's HIV outbreak;

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> Plans for a merger between Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center have collapsed, WCVB reports. Article

> Indiana's HIV outbreak demonstrates the effect of the poverty, addiction and care shortages common to rural areas on population health, argues USA Today. Article

> An internal memo reveals the Department of Veterans Affairs spends billions of dollars every year to pay for medical care and supplies, a violation of federal contracting regulations, according to the Washington Post. Article

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> A big-time merger between two of the Big Five for-profit health insurers may be on the horizon, with Aetna poised to make an offer to either Humana or Cigna. Article

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> The market for care coordination software will likely expand at a 26.1 percent compound annual growth rate between 2015 and 2020, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Article

And Finally… Lucky 13. Article