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INDIANAPOLIS — Al Hubbard isn’t the typical crusader for lowering health care costs.

Hubbard and his wife golf with Condoleezza Rice. He’s a Harvard Business School buddy of George W. Bush, and the former chairman of Indiana’s Republican Party. He’s also a prolific political donor, generous with the millions he made buying and growing companies in sectors as diverse as specialty chemicals, gluten-free baked goods, and camper van rentals.


He’s also, lately, been shockingly successful at forcing hospitals to lower their prices.

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