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House GOP road plan now includes an income tax cut

By Shelby D. Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– An amendment to the Republican GOP road-funding bill that would lower the income tax resulted in lawmakers on both sides of the aisle voicing concerns. Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee said the amendment would lower the personal income tax by 5 […]

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New law: Jennifer Act meant to help those with addictions

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new law called The Jennifer Act aims to bring hope to those who are struggling with addiction by ensuring Medicaid will provide inpatient detoxification and cover some medical treatments such as methadone. Hoosier Sharon Blair pushed for the law – passed in April – in memory of her […]

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Report: State prescription tracking system is in ‘crisis’

Agency defends system as secure; lawmakers seek changes By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state system for tracking prescriptions has been “in crisis” and created a risk of exposing patients’ personal information, according to a state-commissioned report that Gov. Mike Pence’s administration tried to keep under wraps. The system, intended to help the state […]

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Right-to-try bill headed to Pence, provides dying patients access to experimental drugs

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Legislation to provide terminally ill patients with access to experimental drugs heads to the governor after it received final approval in the House on Thursday. Authored by state Rep. Wes Culver, R-Goshen, House Bill 1065 would let patients with limited time to live obtain medicines that have not yet reached […]

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Health committee discusses drugs, eye-care for children

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 10,000 Hoosiers received treatment for opioid addiction last year. Opioid addiction is in “epidemic proportions in this state,” said Dean Babcock, the vice president of Midtown Community Mental Health Center. The Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services met Wednesday to discuss the […]