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Hoosier politicians react to decision of insurance providers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two health insurance providers, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and MDwise, announced Wednesday they would not be offering health plans under the Affordable Care Act in Indiana for 2018. Wednesday marked the deadline for insurance companies to submit proposed rates to the Indiana Department of Insurance. “Today’s news again confirms […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Mental illness education program for law enforcement may expand

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Amy Brinkley thinks her brother’s death could have been prevented. Her 30-year-old brother Paul suffered from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. In his mid-20s, Paul endured […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Unstaffed markets offer healthier options at the office

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Standing in front of the micro market in her office building, Laurann Rodriguez looks through the options. She browses four refrigerated sections of sandwiches, fruit and […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Need a vaccine? Go to your local pharmacy

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Starting in July, Hoosiers will be able to go to their local pharmacy to receive vaccines for a wide range of conditions. Senate Enrolled Act […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: BMV will soon collect emergency contact data

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be required to create and maintain an emergency contact database for Hoosiers, making it easier for law enforcement to […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Cervical cancer patient fights for statewide plan

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Erica Frazier Stum was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 27 years old. Despite surgery and intense chemotherapy, she has had three diagnoses of the disease with […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Baby box law intends to save newborn lives

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – In 1972, a 17-year-old girl in Ohio was raped and became pregnant. When the teen gave birth to a baby girl, she abandoned her two hours […]

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Making the difficult transition from home to assisted living easier

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com​ FRANKLIN, Ind. – Rick Mosbaugh has been a fan of the Pacers since he was young — back when they were in the American Basketball Association and before they built an arena. He watches all the Pacers games at Morning Pointe Assisted Living, where he is a resident. Mosbaugh was diagnosed […]

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Rising insulin prices force diabetic Hoosiers to make tough choices

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For six years, Erin Roberts worked two jobs in order to afford the life-saving medication her son depended on for survival. “It was really hard,” she said. “I feel like I missed a lot of family life because I was working as a registered nurse, and so I would […]

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Do Indiana laws criminalize HIV-positive Hoosiers?

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Travis Spoor sits in the Kosciusko County Jail, accused, again, of failing to tell his sexual partner that he is HIV-positive. The 37-year-old is facing malicious mischief charges in three counties for leaving his partners exposed to the disease without their knowledge. He faces up to two and a […]

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