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Commentary: Every year, physically speaking

Commentary: Every year, physically speaking

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com I like going to see the doctor. That wasn’t always the case for me, so I understand people who don’t. It has never been more clear in American public policy how important the annual physical is than it is now. And that is to say it has not been made clear […]

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 […]

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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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Madison County becomes second to launch needle exchange under new law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Madison County will launch a needle exchange program to try to stem the spread of Hepatitis C spread through intravenous drug use. State health officials on Tuesday approved the Madison County plan under a law the General Assembly passed just this spring. It’s the first community to use the […]

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New law: Businesses can now stock EpiPens for customers, others

By Max Bomber TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana lawmakers are trying to make public places safer for those who are at risk of severe allergy attacks. Auto-injectable epinephrine can be prescribed to a business, organization or governmental agency under a law that takes effect July 1. The legislation – passed as House Bill 1445 earlier this […]

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New law: Overdose antidote now available widely

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Justin Phillips is a mother who believes she could’ve saved her son’s life if a heroin antidote had been available to her at the time of his death. “What we really need is for it to be in the hands of normal people – you and I, the other […]

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Donnelly’s military mental health legislation moves forward

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s proposal to provide more mental health options for active military servicemen is on its way to the full Senate. The Service Member and Veteran Mental Health Care Package – also referred to as “Care Package” – is a component of the National Defense Authorization Act […]

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Video & story: Pence signs bill to give civil immunity to volunteer doctors, nurses

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law on Tuesday that gives civil immunity to volunteer healthcare providers. The new law also provides immunity to licensed medical professionals who volunteer their services at no cost to taxpayers or patients. It applies to physician assistants, advanced nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists […]

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Pence signs bill to try to reduce infant mortality rates

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law on Monday that is designed to lower infant mortality rates in the state. The new law establishes the Safety Protecting Indiana’s Newborns grant program and has been referred to throughout the session as Safety PIN. The General Assembly allocated $8 million […]

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Guest column: Addiction and the anonymous people

By Michael Leppert Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Fairbanks held its Fourteenth Annual Circle of Hope Dinner recently.  I am pretty connected around town, so I got to attend for the second year in a row. Last year, NFL Hall of Famer Chris Carter shared his personal story of addiction and recovery. It was fascinating and motivational. […]

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