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Commentary: Donald Trump’s casual destructiveness

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s casual destructiveness

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If there were a symbol for President Donald Trump’s administration, it would be a wrecking ball. An out-of-control wrecking ball. In just the past few days, the president blithely has thrown the healthcare market – about one-fifth of America’s economy – into chaos. By signing an executive order ending […]

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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 […]

Commentary: When bribery is just part of the job

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Commentary: When bribery is just part of the job

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  Imagine working in an industry where bribery and extortion are just how you conduct your everyday business. You want something from a colleague who won’t listen to your point of view? Just offer him or her a bribe. When your boss or colleague wants you to do something you might not […]

Commentary: The GOP’s Acme healthcare trap

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Commentary: The GOP’s Acme healthcare trap

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Wile E. Coyote himself could not have done a better job. Republicans in Congress have failed, yet again, to ensnare the legislative Road Runner known as the Affordable Care Act – or “Obamacare.” In fact, they didn’t just fail. They ran to the spot where former President Barack Obama’s […]

Commentary: A few thoughts on health care

Commentary: A few thoughts on health care

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  Although everyone is focused on Nazis and dead Confederate soldiers these days, the policy wonk of my brain is looking at health care reform. The U.S. Senate failed to come up with an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. And while I have never been a big fan of Obamacare, I […]

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Hoosier leaders have mixed responses to failed Obamacare vote

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in Congress are scrambling to regroup after a vote that would have repealed parts of the health care law failed to pass in the U.S. Senate early Friday morning.  The bill failed in a 51-49 vote with Indiana’s senators voting along party lines. Republican Sen. Todd Young voted […]

Commentary:  A third-rate reality TV show

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Commentary: A third-rate reality TV show

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, this is what a demolition derby without cars looks like. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, is running the executive branch of the world’s oldest and most powerful republic as if it were a third-tier reality TV show. Senior administration officials – Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, […]

Commentary: John McCain: Hero, maverick, hypocrite?

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Commentary: John McCain: Hero, maverick, hypocrite?

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com  John McCain is perhaps the most confounding politician of our day. Hero, crook, maverick, sycophant, straight-shooter, hypocrite — all apt descriptions of the Republican senator from Arizona who battles an aggressive form of brain cancer. What will the final legacy be? Will he go down as the maverick who called […]

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How Indiana’s senators voted on Tuesday’s health care motion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate Tuesday to move the debate surrounding health care forward. Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young voted to advance to floor debate while Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly voted against. In a statement after the vote, Young said he will work […]

Commentary: Donald Trump’s big, ‘yuge’ brilliance

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s big, ‘yuge’ brilliance

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The man is a genius. The way President Donald Trump has handled the health-care deliberations in Congress has been nothing short of brilliant. Bigly, yugely brilliant. Really. I know, I know, that there are people out there who don’t understand how “beautiful” his approach has been. They carp and […]

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