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Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

Ferrebee should get facts about Obama first

Mary-Beth Ferrebee's letter is so off the mark it is ridiculous. The Affordable Care Act is basically GOP Romneycare. Of course President Barack Obama read it before signing it.

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

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
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

Community Healthcare forms a clinical integration model for patient care

Community Healthcare System will soon be implementing an integrated approach to its patient care. Community Healthcare Partners, a clinical integration organization, is designed to develop ongoing clinical initiatives to provide a higher quality, more efficient, less costly care for its patients.

August 23, 2014 12:30 pm
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
LEE HAMILTON: Why government fails, what we should do

LEE HAMILTON: Why government fails, what we should do

As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails — and that we need to address this.

August 17, 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
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

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quiz of the day: Will next year's insurance rates go up or down?

It’s now the silly season for insurance rates with government agencies, consulting groups and the media all speculating about next year’s premiums. Will your insurance premiums go up or down this fall? Never before have I seen such intense interest in insurance rates, which editors have usua…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

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: Indiana needs HIP 2.0 replacement

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana needs HIP 2.0 replacement

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced his solution to the health care woes facing hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers – expanding the Healthy Indiana Plan to create HIP 2.0 – his declaration was greeted with general acclaim.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government funding.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm Video
BRIAN HOWEY: Pence affixes a badge of pragmatism

BRIAN HOWEY: Pence affixes a badge of pragmatism

When the early historical accounts of Mike Pence’s first stint as a government executive are assembled, the critical moment will likely be 10 a.m. May 15, 2014.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers need to get behind STEM education

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers need to get behind STEM education

Indiana has struggled to recover from the Great Recession.

April 08, 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
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

NEO sponsors Affordable Healthcare Act sessions

PORTAGE | Neighbors' Educational Opportunities is sponsoring two sessions to assist people in the enrollment of health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
HEALTH ISSUES, WHO PAYS WHAT AND LIFE ITSELF

HEALTH ISSUES, WHO PAYS WHAT AND LIFE ITSELF

When has the economic impact of healthcare not been front page news lately? Insurance companies, provider systems and state and federal governments, which have been working for years to towards becoming more efficient as well as complaint, are now seeing fruits of that labor. On the other si…

February 18, 2014 7:30 am

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
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