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Commentary: In a trap of their own making

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Commentary: In a trap of their own making

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Even when they’re winning, Republicans can’t seem to win. In the same week that GOP stalwarts celebrated two special election congressional victories in South Carolina and Georgia, they quickly found themselves on the defensive for two reasons. The first was the unveiling of the health-care plan devised in secret […]

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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: Congress’ approach to health care is reckless

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Commentary: Congress’ approach to health care is reckless

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”  Congress and the president remind me of […]

Commentary: Trumpcare, an abdication of responsibility and duty

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Commentary: Trumpcare, an abdication of responsibility and duty

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have a problem with two words that begin with M. Morality and math. The vote in the House Thursday on a new health care plan – aka Trumpcare – illustrates their moral challenges. The new plan lets a […]

Commentary: A healthier America after defeat

Commentary: A healthier America after defeat

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com Legislative strategy is not rocket science. But do me a favor and keep that between us since that’s what I do for a living. Editorial writing doesn’t pay like it used to. For those of you who have never been involved with a legislative initiative, let’s cover the basics. First, getting […]

Commentary: Donald Trump, firing blanks

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Commentary: Donald Trump, firing blanks

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Some years ago, a guy who had experienced success in business but had been drawn into politics told me about the difference between those two worlds. In business, when you’re negotiating, he said, and you have a gun you can use, you just have to set it on the […]

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Trump talks healthcare to Hoosiers

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  LOUISVILLE — For 33-year-old Nathan Lewis, a short trip down I-65 from Campbellsburg, Indiana to Louisville was a breeze if it meant being just feet away from President Donald Trump. Lewis and several of his Hoosier relatives made the short trek to the Kentucky Exposition Center Monday to hear Trump talk […]

Commentary: Missing the boat, and the water, on health care

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Commentary: Missing the boat, and the water, on health care

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, it turns out that solving America’s health coverage problem isn’t easy, after all. For nearly a decade, Republicans across the country have descried former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and vowed they would “repeal and replace” it as soon as possible. Again and again, they asserted that […]

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Indiana Chamber submits list of repeal requests to Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With a Hoosier connection to the White House, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is leveraging their Indiana ties. The chamber submitted a list of regulations they want repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration, because they argue they are “detrimental” to Hoosier businesses. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Eric Koch, moving from the House to the Senate

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly.   INDIANAPOLIS – After serving 14 years in the House, Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, plans to carry over the skills that he has developed during his time as a representative. Koch, a private practice […]

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