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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

Expand Medicaid, ignore your political ideology

Healthcare for all — in the land of the free and home of the brave — need not be used as a political tool.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss the March 31 ACA enrollment deadline

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss the March 31 ACA enrollment deadline

Being sick is undeniably stressful, and being sick without health coverage is even more so. For the 13 percent of Hoosiers ages 50 to 64 — about 172,000 people — who were uninsured in 2011, I have a message for you: Please don’t miss the March 31 deadline to buy coverage through the Health I…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Man sentenced to probation in Medicaid claim fraud case

HAMMOND | A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to one year probation after admitting to fraudulently submitting Medicaid claims totaling $5,000, according to court documents.

March 18, 2014 8:30 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Obamacare's ambitious goals hard to realize

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Obamacare's ambitious goals hard to realize

We really do not have a health care “system” in the United States, especially when compared to the European model of a government-run, single-payer system.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Obamacare is turning doctors into bureaucrats

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obamacare is turning doctors into bureaucrats

As a general surgeon with more than three decades of experience in private clinical practice, I can safely say Obamacare is the culmination of the fundamental changes I've seen in the way doctors practice medicine.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am

Time is now for Medicaid expansion for Hoosiers

At a time when so many Hoosiers are still struggling to pay for health care and health insurance, it is amazing that our elected representatives are leaving federal funds on the table instead of accessing them to pay for Medicaid expansion.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am

Health insurance enrollment deadline nears

Uninsured Americans have less than a month to enroll in health care coverage, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

March 02, 2014 5:00 am

Hammond doctor agrees to guilty plea in alleged kickback scheme

HAMMOND | A city physician agreed to plead guilty Friday to accepting kickbacks for Medicare patient referrals and illegally dispensing prescription drugs, federal court records show.

February 28, 2014 3:48 pm

Groups to deliver Medicaid expansion support letters, petitions

Hoosiers who want Indiana to do an about-face on its lack of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act will deliver their opinion to Gov. Mike Pence's office Wednesday.

February 18, 2014 12:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Indiana should expand Medicaid

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's continued fight against expanding Medicaid coverage for Hoosiers remains a political football. But the ones getting tackled are uninsured Hoosiers.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

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 is nothing but a Bush/Daniels clone

In his State of the State address, Gov. Mike Pence reaffirmed his opposition to expanding Medicaid in Indiana.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am
Stats show Indiana sinks at health

Stats show Indiana sinks at health

When United Health Foundation released its annual rankings in December, Indiana found itself near the bottom of the list, at No. 41.

January 25, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Illinois Medicaid pursues housing as health care

CHICAGO | Broderick Alexander lived on the streets for more than two years in Chicago, but since 2005, he has slept in his own apartment. A case manager visits once a month, helping the 48-year-old set goals as part of a program that links housing to health care.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
Senator wants to focus on jobs, deficit, Afghanistan

Senator wants to focus on jobs, deficit, Afghanistan

MUNSTER | Creating jobs, reducing the deficit and bringing troops home from Afghanistan rank among U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's top goals for the year.

January 20, 2014 3:27 pm

Health group seeks change on Medicaid decision

A group of local health advocates approved a resolution Friday imploring Gov. Mike Pence to expand Medicaid in Indiana.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am

Tallian urging Legislature to 'just say yes' on Medicaid expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, is continuing her efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility in Indiana, even though Republican Gov. Mike Pence and the Republican-controlled Legislature take pride in resisting the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

January 12, 2014 8:53 pm

Thousands told to start over on health insurance

CHICAGO | Illinois officials are emailing and calling thousands of people, advising them to start over on their health insurance applications if they believe the federal government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
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