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Bill would treat massage therapists as health care workers

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House passed a bill on Tuesday that would hold massage therapists to a higher standard of care. House Bill 1360, authored by Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, applies the standards of practice of health professions to certified massage therapists. Current law governs and certifies massage therapists through the professional […]

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Gov. Pence encourages parents to protect children by vaccinating

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After nearly 100 children were sickened in California from a measles outbreak, Gov. Mike Pence urged Hoosier parents on Tuesday to protect their children. “Indiana law requires all children be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases like the measles by getting vaccinated,” Pence said in a statement. The California Department of […]

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House gets bill to treat massage therapists as health care providers

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would impose stricter regulations on massage therapists passed the House Public Health Committee on Monday. House Bill 1360 would require professional massage therapists to be held to the same standards as other health care professionals, according to the bill’s author, Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie. “Professional massage therapists […]

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Lawmakers raise money for cancer research with Suits & Sneakers Day

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republicans and Democrats finally found an issue they could agree on – raising money for charity. Politicians teamed up with the American Cancer Society on Thursday for the organization’s annual Suits and Sneakers Day at the Statehouse. To raise money, individuals gathered in the House chamber to participate […]

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Hotly-debated bill to regulate e-cigarette liquid passes committee

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A sea of “I Vape” and “I Vote” signs flooded the halls on the first floor of the Statehouse, just outside room where the Commerce and Technology Committee was meeting Tuesday. The large group came to protest Senate Bill 539, authored by Sen. Carlin Yoder, R- Middlebury, which would […]

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Bill to improve treatment for spinal injuries passes Senate

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would change the way individuals receive traumatic injury treatment – and length of time they can get that treatment – passed the Indiana Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 166, authored by Sen. Pat Miller, R-Indianapolis, would allow the pre-existing spinal cord and brain injury fund to […]

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Videos: Gov. Pence talks about HIP 2.0 and others react to the federal approval

Hoosiers can start enrolling in HIP 2.0 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.   Lawmakers praise HIP 2.0 approval from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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Understanding HIP 2.0

The following Q&A was provided by the governor’s office: When will HIP 2.0 start? FSSA has been working for months to implement HIP 2.0 and will begin taking applications immediately. Hoosiers interested in HIP 2.0 can go to www.HIP.IN.gov and see if they’re eligible based on their income and family size. Based on the information […]

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Feds approve HIP 2.0; coverage will start Feb. 1

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Federal officials have approved Gov. Mike Pence’s plan to expand health insurance coverage to lower-income Hoosiers, despite provisions that require some participants to pay part of the premium. Coverage under the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan – dubbed HIP 2.0 – will begin as early as Feb. 1 for individuals […]

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Video & story: Black lawmakers call for Medicaid expansion as Pence plans health care announcement

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Black lawmakers said Monday the state should expand Medicaid as called for by the federal Affordable Care Act rather than trying to develop its own insurance program for poor Hoosiers. Gov. Mike Pence is waiting for word about his proposed Healthy […]

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