Aetna to acquire health tech company Bswift; Mass. gets $41B reform waiver;

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> Nearly 30,000 individuals in Indiana will lose their healthcare plans, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, reports WRTV. Article

> Aetna announced today that it will purchase Chicago-based Bswift, which provides technology to offer consumers a retail shopping experience for exchanges, for $400 million. Announcement

> Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick (D) announced a healthcare reform waiver deal worth $41.1 billion with the federal government to help build the state's healthcare success while also creating new innovative cost-containment efforts, reports WBUR. Article

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> If successful, Cleveland Clinic's new functional medicine department could put the hospital out of business. But the innovative approach to teach patients how to avoid the hospital altogether is just the program that the world-renowned, non-profit academic medical center wants to pursue, according to the Desert News National. Article

> More cases of the Ebola virus are likely to emerge in the United States by the end of the year as healthcare workers treating the outbreak in West Africa return home, but just how many remains unclear, according to the Associated Press. Article

And finally … Mother is always right. Article