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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 […]

Commentary: When the dog catches the car

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Commentary: When the dog catches the car

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com I spent a good part of my youth in a small town in southwest Virginia. And in my neighborhood, many families had dogs, and virtually none of us had fences. So all of the kids grew up with each other’s pets. In many ways, the dogs belonged to all of us. […]

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Indiana joins lawsuit against Affordable Care Act fee

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is one of six states to join a lawsuit against a multimillion-dollar fee connected to the Affordable Care Act. The states argue the Health Insurance Providers Fee, which state governments must to pay the federal government in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, violates the Constitution and several statutes. […]

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Commentary: Reagan’s gift of Kennedy

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com Ronald Reagan was posthumously vital to a landmark week in America.  It has been commonplace for some time for some Republicans to refer to themselves as “Reagan Republicans.”  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has now established the standard for that descriptive. It’s weeks like these that should inspire Americans to study […]

Analysis: Republicans need more than promises of repeal to lure voters

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Analysis: Republicans need more than promises of repeal to lure voters

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans in Indiana and across the nation have a big choice to make: Continue their call to repeal the Affordable Care Act or find a way to work with and improve the existing law. And their decision will impact key races in 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court last week […]

Commentary: The Supreme Court and an end to the bleeding

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Commentary: The Supreme Court and an end to the bleeding

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Many conservatives now would like to firebomb the U.S. Supreme Court. The nation’s highest court issued two historic decisions, back to back, that enraged the most partisan and ideological members of the American right. The first came Thursday morning with a 6-3 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act – […]

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U.S. Supreme Court keeps Obamacare subsidies in place in Indiana, elsewhere

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 160,000 Hoosiers will keep their Obamacare health insurance subsidies under a ruling Thursday from the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court upheld a decision by the Internal Revenue Service to provide tax breaks to citizens who buy insurance through local health exchanges – even if those marketplaces […]

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Innovative healthcare bill to move to House floor in Washington

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Congress is working to pass a bill that would allow innovative healthcare development in 21st century America, if it passes. The 21st Century Cures Initiative is a program developed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Michigan, in hopes of closing the gap between medical advancements and the […]

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Advocates push for federal approval of HIP 2.0

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Groups that support the state’s plan to expand health care coverage for low-income Hoosiers gathered in the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday to urge the federal government to approve the proposal so it can be implemented. Gov. Mike Pence submitted the proposed expansion of the existing Healthy Indiana Plan earlier […]

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Federal judge to hear arguments in state Obamacare case in October

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge has set oral arguments for Oct. 9 in a case that could strip Hoosiers of their ability to get federal subsidies for health insurance. Southern District Judge William T. Lawrence ruled late Tuesday that Indiana and 39 school districts can largely move forward with a case […]

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