State settles lawsuit against Iowa hospital; W.Va. union plans strike for March;

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> State officials settled a lawsuit that claimed a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics doctor failed to treat an 80-year-old man who died of a burst diverticulitis sac in 2007, the Quad-City Times reported. Article

> A union representing more than 900 workers from West Virginia University Hospitals plans to go on strike in March pending a new contract agreement, according to WVVA. Article

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> Challenges related to the Affordable Care Act pushed nearly one-third of physicians who sold their practices within the past three years to sell, according to a national survey from staffing firm Jackson Healthcare. Article

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> Highmark said it would start providing coverage to same-sex couples in Pennsylvania within the next few months, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Article

> Cigna has officially launched operations in India. The insurer, however, faces steep challenges in the hard-to-penetrate Indian health market. Article

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