Affordable Care Act
PORTAGE | Upcoming changes to employee health insurance coverage have Portage Township Schools officials wrangling with how to meet new requirements in the most cost-effective manner.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is only half-joking when he describes a new law permitting the sale of uninspected frozen rabbit meat at roadside stands as the jobs bill of the just-concluded 2013 legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite polls showing Hoosiers want Indiana to invest more in education, roads and other state services, the Republican-controlled General Assembly is poised to enact the largest package of tax cuts in state history.
Federal officials recently made some discouraging predictions about the future of American health care.
The phrase "serious health care problem" usually refers to cancer, heart disease and other disorders. There's another looming health care problem that must not be ignored by policymakers, however. The United States is not generating enough new doctors to meet anticipated demand.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed two "jobs bills" that create zero jobs for the 276,500 Hoosiers currently looking for work.
INDIANAPOLIS | A top House Republican has halted legislation requiring Republican Gov. Mike Pence negotiate with the federal government the terms of an alternative health care plan for low-income Hoosiers, as Pence refuses to expand Medicaid eligibility in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | In a Statehouse filled with Republicans diligently working to undermine implementation of the Affordable Care Act, state Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, is instead seeking a path under the federal law that ensures low-income Hoosiers gain access to low-cost health care.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee agreed Monday to require Republican Gov. Mike Pence negotiate with federal officials over a potential expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Indiana.
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INDIANAPOLIS | It was always a long-shot that Indiana would expand eligibility for its Medicaid program as directed by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, given the distrust of the federal government by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time since 2007, a Northwest Indiana lawmaker will play a significant role in deciding how the state spends some $30 billion over the next two years.
INDIANAPOLIS | As health care reform unfolds in the United States, people associated with the industry still have unanswered questions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Barring an epiphany by Republican leaders at the Statehouse, Indiana appears likely to become one of just a few states nationwide refusing to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
INDIANAPOLIS | Debate and discussion over whether Indiana will expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act will continue for at least the next two months.
INDIANAPOLIS | The House did not vote prior to a Monday deadline on legislation to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act using the Healthy Indiana Plan as a model.
HAMMOND | A group of small-business owners gathered Thursday to hear about the changing landscape of health care.
Every day, patients and those who care for them must make important decisions about their health care. There are many options to choose from, and too often we do not have reliable information to make good decisions.
These next two years are important years in health care, with several provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act taking effect.
All who are interested in health or health care in Northwest Indiana should read the section on health in the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators report. This, among other studies, points to Northwest Indiana as one the areas of the state where citizens rank lowest in categories commonly used as…
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