Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indiana has struggled to recover from the Great Recession.
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…
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.
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.
PORTAGE | Neighbors' Educational Opportunities is sponsoring two sessions to assist people in the enrollment of health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana needs a comprehensive, statewide health strategy.
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.
Beginning Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act will give millions of newly insured Americans access to health care, many for the first time.
Thursday's nwi.com Political Roundtable discussion dealt with Obamacare and K-12 education in Indiana. You might think of those two topics as completely separate discussions, but I see some parallels between them.
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