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Not every woman on Medicaid behaves badly

I was taking a look at the Sept. 26 issue when I came across the article about Indiana's infant mortality rate. I was immediately offended and taken back by the article's disrespect for women receiving Medicaid.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am
Feds not buying Pence's health proposal

Feds not buying Pence's health proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence doesn't seem to be making much progress in his quest to win federal approval for his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

October 06, 2014 7:45 pm Related
Pence to sell Obama on HIP 2.0 during Evansville visit

Pence to sell Obama on HIP 2.0 during Evansville visit

INDIANAPOLIS | An afternoon of corn harvesting and an evening campaign fundraiser kept Gov. Mike Pence from greeting President Barack Obama in Gary on Wednesday.

October 02, 2014 2:07 pm Related

Infant mortality remains state's top health priority

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess continues to beat the drum on the state's startling infant mortality rate and its causes.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm
Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers overwhelmingly told federal health officials they oppose Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion for low-income residents.

September 22, 2014 9:00 pm Related
Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers interested in telling the federal government what they think of Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion have less than one week to do so.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Challenging employer mandate defends state authority

The policy debate over whether Indiana should create a state-managed health insurance exchange or to continue to rely on a federal exchange is a decision for our Legislature.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Your doctor will love HIP 2.0

GUEST COMMENTARY: Your doctor will love HIP 2.0

Indiana physicians will love the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan. Here’s why: Long before Washington gave us the Affordable Care Act, Indiana played a pioneering role in another well-established health care reform movement, consumer-directed health care.

August 26, 2014 12:00 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: Much to celebrate on Medicare’s 49th anniversary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Much to celebrate on Medicare’s 49th anniversary

Medicare isn’t eligible for AARP membership yet, but at 49, it’s looking pretty darn good. Many Hoosiers seem to agree. More than 1 million Indiana residents use the program, and 98 percent of eligible Hoosier seniors were enrolled in Medicare in 2011.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Pence should back Medicaid expansion

EDITORIAL: Pence should back Medicaid expansion

Indiana's decision not to expand Medicaid has proved costly, not only in terms of missed federal dollars but also for patients who didn't receive the care they could have had Indiana expanded Medicaid under federal terms.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am
State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration has sketched out how it will promote Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to eligible Hoosiers, even though federal officials have yet to approve the governor's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion.

August 10, 2014 10:20 pm Related

Nursing home Medicaid backlog remains high

SPRINGFIELD | Despite a landmark new law and money to hire more workers, Illinois continues to struggle to shorten the time it takes to determine if Illinoisans are eligible for state-paid nursing home care.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

CHICAGO | Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including requiring patients to meet 25 criteria and get prior approval before the government program will pay for the new drug.

July 30, 2014 3:30 pm
Pence presses feds for health plan approval

Pence presses feds for health plan approval

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence traveled to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to personally lobby federal officials for approval of his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion.

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: There's a better solution than HIP 2.0

GUEST COMMENTARY: There's a better solution than HIP 2.0

As someone who was in on the birth of the Healthy Indiana Plan from the very beginning, I suppose I should feel paternal warmth at the praise that has been heaped on the program by Gov. Mike Pence in recent weeks.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Local man expected to enter plea in Medicaid, Medicare kickback scheme

HAMMOND | The owner of medical imaging businesses in Northwest Indiana entered into a plea agreement Wednesday regarding a kickback scheme in which he allegedly paid two doctors to refer their Medicare and Medicaid patients to his businesses.

July 25, 2014 7:23 pm

State halts enrollment in Healthy Indiana Plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration halted enrollment Thursday in the Healthy Indiana Plan because state funding for the program no longer can support additional participants.

July 24, 2014 8:38 pm
Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A politically conservative think tank is targeting Gov. Mike Pence and his proposal to provide health coverage to some 400,000 low-income Hoosiers using the Healthy Indiana Plan as an alternative to expanding Medicaid eligibility.

July 23, 2014 7:47 pm Related
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