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GOP doctors urge price transparency to fix health system

GOP doctors urge price transparency to fix health system

INDIANAPOLIS | Two doctor-legislators traveling Indiana on a Hoosier Healthcare Tour were quick Tuesday to diagnose problems with the nation's health system but had few prescriptions for real change.

April 15, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Indiana still pursuing federal approval for Medicaid expansion alternative

Indiana still pursuing federal approval for Medicaid expansion alternative

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is confident his administration can continue crafting an Indiana alternative to Medicaid expansion, despite Friday's departure of Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

April 11, 2014 4:30 pm Related

Report tallies deaths expected from Medicaid opt-out

Between 240 and 758 Hoosiers could die annually because Indiana has not opted to expand Medicaid, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and City University of New York.

February 08, 2014 10:30 pm
Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

Pence orders cuts after state revenue tanks

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed state agencies and universities to cancel an additional $51.5 million in planned spending after Indiana badly missed its November revenue target.

December 09, 2013 2:50 pm Related
Lawmaker questions Pence moves on health care

Lawmaker questions Pence moves on health care

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, is not impressed with state efforts to dream up complicated workarounds to the Affordable Care Act when implementing the law would immediately provide health coverage to an estimated 400,000 low-income Hoosiers.

December 02, 2013 12:30 am Related

Legislators suggest Pence undermining health plan rollout

INDIANAPOLIS | Lawmakers from both political parties pushed back against the Pence administration's implementation of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday during an Obamacare presentation by the Indiana Department of Insurance.

October 22, 2013 5:15 pm

Panel hoped to stir health care discussion

Editor's note: This story is part of an occasional series that looks at how the Affordable Care Act affects the region.

September 21, 2013 12:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Health care amidst amber waves of grain

BRIAN HOWEY: Health care amidst amber waves of grain

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence achieved a bureaucratic goal Tuesday when the Obama administration signed off on a one-year extension of a federal waiver for the Healthy Indiana Plan.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am

HIP extension leaves unanswered questions

Editor's note: This story is part of an occasional series that looks at how the Affordable Care Act affects the region.

September 07, 2013 8:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Pence wins battle, but war isn't over

DOUG ROSS: Pence wins battle, but war isn't over

Whether you agree with Obamacare or not, it's hard to argue with the notion that going to the emergency room for routine medical care is not a sensible policy. Believe it or not, however, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence suggested that option instead of free federal dollars for Medicaid expansion.

September 06, 2013 12:00 am
Feds OK one-year reprieve for Healthy Indiana Plan

Feds OK one-year reprieve for Healthy Indiana Plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Healthy Indiana Plan, a government-supported high deductible health insurance program used by some 37,000 low-income Hoosiers, will continue through at least 2014 — but about a third of current participants will be forced out.

September 03, 2013 1:24 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Feds responsive to businesses' health care concerns

Many have questioned a recent announcement by the Obama administration to delay the “employer mandate” portion of the Affordable Care Act until 2015. Some wonder how the decision will affect their business or access to health care insurance. President Barack Obama’s decision reflects an unde…

July 15, 2013 11:27 am

Pence team not working on Medicaid expansion alternative

INDIANAPOLIS | With just three months until millions of low-income Americans start signing up for an expanded Medicaid program, the Pence administration revealed Tuesday it has yet to begin talking with the federal government about creating an Indiana alternative.

June 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Top Democrat condemns GOP 'punting' to expand Medicaid eligibility

Top Democrat condemns GOP 'punting' to expand Medicaid eligibility

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.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Expanding health care coverage is good for community

GUEST COMMENTARY: Expanding health care coverage is good for community

It’s clear that low-income, working Hoosiers without health insurance and Indiana’s economy as a whole would benefit from expanding coverage. Whether it is through the Healthy Indiana Plan or under the Medicaid provisions under health reform, we cannot wait to act.

April 18, 2013 12:00 am

House GOP may force Pence to act, not just talk, on health care

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.

April 07, 2013 10:25 pm Related

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Pence may have free hand in Medicaid negotiations

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. 

April 01, 2013 12:00 am Related

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Republican leaders pessimistic on Medicaid expansion

Republican leaders pessimistic on Medicaid expansion

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.

March 01, 2013 4:30 pm Related

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DOUG ROSS: Let's do a controlled experiment on Medicaid

DOUG ROSS: Let's do a controlled experiment on Medicaid

Indiana, like other states, is trying to figure out how to comply with the federal law compelling states to expand Medicaid eligibility so more uninsured Americans get health care coverage. There's a catch, though, because states pay a portion of the cost of Medicaid.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am

Senate approves conditional Medicaid expansion

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.

February 26, 2013 3:35 pm Related

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