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Nurse, doctor shortage worries health care providers

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will need nearly 900 more doctors in the next 13 years, but at the current rate, getting doctors to the Hoosier State feels nearly impossible for some healthcare professionals. “I have positions open daily and I could fill those positions today and they’d be reopened by the end […]

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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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New neuro-diagnostic institute to open in 2018

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence unveiled the plans and details for a new state-of-the-art neuro-diagnostic institute going up in the state’s capital. The establishment is scheduled to open in 2018 and will provide Hoosiers with considerable advancements to the state’s public mental health delivery system. “This institute will serve as the […]

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HIP 2.0 ads to blanket TV, radio and web

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The new Healthy Indiana Plan, otherwise known as HIP 2.0, will begin a statewide advertisement campaign on Monday. The campaign is designed to bring an awareness of the program to the hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers who qualify for the plan. On Monday, the state will begin running TV, […]

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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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Bill promotes more medical residency slots in Indiana

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The House Ways and Means Committee amended and passed a bill on Thursday that advocates the expansion of medical residency for physicians. The bill now moves on to the full House for consideration. House Bill 1323, authored by Rep. Timothy Brown, R-Crawfordsville, establishes a medical residency fund to create […]