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Healthcare Reform In The United States

Franciscan Healthcare-Munster, Franciscan St. Anthony Health, earn highest distinction in hospital safety scores

Franciscan Healthcare-Munster, Franciscan St. Anthony Health, earn highest distinction in hospital safety scores

Franciscan Healthcare-Munster and Franciscan St. Anthony Health recently received A grades, the highest given, as a reflection of superior hospital safety.

August 30, 2014 11:00 am
Franciscan St. Anthony Health–Crown Point receives national kudos for emergency care

Franciscan St. Anthony Health–Crown Point receives national kudos for emergency care

The Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care has been awarded to Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point.

August 22, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: HIP 2.0 shows the way forward in healthcare reform

Tuesday, the state of Indiana submitted its proposal for the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

July 01, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Consumers want useful information, not politics

GUEST COMMENTARY: Consumers want useful information, not politics

The central role of the Indiana Department of Insurance is to help Hoosier consumers by ensuring that they get accurate information so that they can protect their families. The Pence administration has openly decided to abandon that role.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Insurance costs rising, regardless of who pays

GUEST COMMENTARY: Insurance costs rising, regardless of who pays

When Indiana recently announced individual health insurance costs in Indiana will rise 72 percent on average because of new Affordable Care Act requirements, an immediate outcry followed from some ACA supporters, who accused the Department of Insurance of misrepresenting these numbers in a d…

August 06, 2013 12:00 am

HEALTH CARE IN 2013: Changes will affect Northwest Indiana

If seismic devices monitoring planet earth could measure the universe of health care, health geologists would report significant tremors. As heat and pressure shift the tectonic plates beneath our feet, economic pressures and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) change the infrastructure and landsc…

March 07, 2013 12:00 am
What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?

What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?

These next two years are important years in health care, with several provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act taking effect.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Will Indiana turn its back on the working poor?

INDIANAPOLIS | How is Indiana going to ensure health insurance to the “working poor?”

February 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Choosing health insurance that meets your needs

Choosing health insurance that meets your needs

Millions of working Americans are still without health insurance, and many more worry about whether they'll be able to afford their existing coverage due to rising health costs.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Affordable Care Act is the beginning, not the end

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Affordable Care Act is the beginning, not the end

Health care is an issue at the top of every Americans conversation. It has become a battlefield for politicians, a haven for insurance and technology, and a restructuring in the management of care delivery for hospitals and providers. The proponents say it's about time; opponents say it's to…

August 26, 2012 12:00 am

Lab manager who pleaded guilty now claims innocence

HAMMOND | Two days before he was to be sentenced for health care fraud, a Chicago lab manager moved to withdraw his guilty plea.

June 28, 2011 3:45 pm

Former doc facing fraud trial dies in prison

HAMMOND | A former Merrillville pediatrician facing a health care fraud trial died over the spring while in prison in Texas.

June 20, 2011 11:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: One year of broken promises on Obamacare

GUEST COMMENTARY: One year of broken promises on Obamacare

A year ago today, despite the objections of millions of Americans, President Barack Obama signed his health care reform package into law.

March 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: The epic two-year health reform battle begins

There was a woman at Kokomo's Republican headquarters last August who charged Senate candidate Dan Coats with a mission: "I urge you to start out by repealing all the major legislation from this session. Obviously Obama will veto, and it will be sustained, but take the vote."

January 09, 2011 12:00 am

I want honest answers about health care costs

The Obama administration said the health care bill wouldn't increase the cost of health care. I've seen news reports saying costs have not increased. That's not true.

November 09, 2010 12:00 am
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