INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans are preparing to wager the lives of some 700 Hoosier babies a year on their philosophy that the private sector is more capable of reducing infant mortality than any government program.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans promised to enact a balanced budget, reform the school funding formula, improve Statehouse ethics and promote public health and safety, if they maintain their majority following the Nov. 4 elections.
Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess continues to beat the drum on the state's startling infant mortality rate and its causes.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey said Friday she is meeting with hospital officials to help control infant mortality.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana took in more money than it spent during the 2014 budget year, even as Republican Gov. Mike Pence's tax cuts dropped total state revenue below the prior year for the first time since the Great Recession.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's Medicaid program no longer will pay the hospital or physician costs for births prior to 39 weeks gestation, unless medically necessary or occurring naturally.
GARY | Indiana ranks 45th in the country when it comes to babies living to see their first birthday.
When United Health Foundation released its annual rankings in December, Indiana found itself near the bottom of the list, at No. 41.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants to reduce the income taxes paid by families with children as part of his plan to promote marriage and childbearing in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | The return of Hoosier lawmakers to the Statehouse on Tuesday was reminiscent of the first day of school after summer break: Representatives and senators caught up with old friends, said hello to colleagues and pushed the buttons on new electronic voting machines.
Indiana held a big summit on infant mortality Friday. That's important, because the state's infant mortality rate is so awful.
The death of an infant is always a tragedy, especially in the 21st century, with modern medicine widely available. Hoosiers should be appalled to know Indiana's mortality rate is among the worst in the nation.
INDIANAPOLIS | A northeast Indiana congressman lashed out at the Congressional Budget Office this week after the nonpartisan agency determined his proposed federal abortion restrictions would increase government spending.
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