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Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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
Sen. Coats unfolds road map for action in 2014

Sen. Coats unfolds road map for action in 2014

VALPARAISO | Saying he refuses to accept some people's pessimistic projection that nothing can get done in Washington until 2017, Sen. Dan Coats presented his Road Map for 2014 at several stops around the state Wednesday.

January 22, 2014 3:28 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Keep your eyes on important ACA facts

GUEST COMMENTARY: Keep your eyes on important ACA facts

Let me start by stating America needed to do something about the crisis in health care, namely access for the most Americans possible with retention of the high quality, research-based system we have learned to enjoy.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am
BABY STEPS: MOVING INTO THE SPECIALTY ERA

BABY STEPS: MOVING INTO THE SPECIALTY ERA

A few years ago, a very well-respected Northwest Indiana CEO-physician predicted with certainty that in the future, for routine medical check-ups, monitoring medication, screening tests and other wellness care, most people would not be visiting doctors. The great majority of patients would b…

December 21, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Focus on choosing ACA health care plan

GUEST COMMENTARY: Focus on choosing ACA health care plan

Just weeks into the Affordable Care Act open enrollment process, one thing is clear: Choosing a health care plan through the Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace is a big decision that will have a significant impact on the lives of all Hoosiers.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Amid government stumbles, remember successes

Amid all the angst over healthcare.gov, the Obamacare signup website, there are successful examples locally of making interaction with government easier by doing more online.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana needs a comprehensive health strategy

BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana needs a comprehensive health strategy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana needs a comprehensive, statewide health strategy.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obamacare is broken law, so try new approach

Millions of Americans have discovered health care cancellation notices in their mailboxes. The president’s repeated claim that you can keep your plan if you like it is yet another broken promise.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
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