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Commentary: For Pence’s pride, feds swallow theirs


Commentary: For Pence’s pride, feds swallow theirs

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Gov. Mike Pence can rail against those despotic bureaucrats in Washington to his far-right constituency’s delight, but the much-maligned feds have managed to save the day for roughly 350,000 Hoosiers in need and perhaps for Pence himself. Approval of his Healthy Indiana 2.0 plan ends a Kabuki dance of more than […]

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Concussion protocol would be required for younger students under legislation

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Some lawmakers are looking to expand the reach of concussion awareness, diagnosis, and treatment in student athletes with a bill that is still under discussion. Under current law, high school athletes who are suspected of suffering a concussion are required to sit out of practice or games until they […]

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Videos: Gov. Pence talks about HIP 2.0 and others react to the federal approval

Hoosiers can start enrolling in HIP 2.0 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.   Lawmakers praise HIP 2.0 approval from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Analysis: With Romney out, Pence may find opening Coalition objects to proposed 3 percent cut in tra… Lawmakers raise money for cancer research with Sui… Pence cancels controversial JustIN news […]

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Understanding HIP 2.0

The following Q&A was provided by the governor’s office: When will HIP 2.0 start? FSSA has been working for months to implement HIP 2.0 and will begin taking applications immediately. Hoosiers interested in HIP 2.0 can go to www.HIP.IN.gov and see if they’re eligible based on their income and family size. Based on the information […]

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Feds approve HIP 2.0; coverage will start Feb. 1

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Federal officials have approved Gov. Mike Pence’s plan to expand health insurance coverage to lower-income Hoosiers, despite provisions that require some participants to pay part of the premium. Coverage under the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan – dubbed HIP 2.0 – will begin as early as Feb. 1 for individuals […]

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Video & story: Black lawmakers call for Medicaid expansion as Pence plans health care announcement

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Black lawmakers said Monday the state should expand Medicaid as called for by the federal Affordable Care Act rather than trying to develop its own insurance program for poor Hoosiers. Gov. Mike Pence is waiting for word about his proposed Healthy […]

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Webcast: Energy conservation legislation, a civics test for students & more

Anchors Adam Lee and Adrianna Pitrelli catch us up on the week’s worth of Statehouse news. TheStatehouseFile TV – Episode 3: Teaching License Eligibilty, Spinal Cord Funding, and Civics Testing For High Schoolers from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Q&A: Meet Rep. Chris Judy, focused on veteran… Bill would strip state superintendent as chair […]

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Success unlikely for bills to require prescriptions for some cold medicines

By Ben Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bills aiming to reduce Indiana’s meth problem by requiring prescriptions for some cold medicines probably won’t be considered in House or Senate committees this session, key lawmakers said. House Public Health Chairman Ed Clere, R-New Albany, said he doesn’t want to make it harder for Hoosiers to get the […]

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Video & story: Bill would help fund treatment for patients with brain, spinal cord injuries

Indiana Man Advocates For Spinal Chord and Brain Injury Fund from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Chris Leeuw was left paralyzed from the shoulders down after breaking his neck in a swimming accident in 2010. He spent the standard number of insurance-assisted weeks in rehabilitation, was discharged, but still required constant […]

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5 reasons Indiana may be one of the last states to OK marijuana

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Even though a Ball State survey finds 52 percent of Hoosiers support making marijuana a regulated substance, Indiana may be one of the last states to legalize it. Twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana around the nation, while Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska have legalized it for recreational use. […]

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