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September 2, 2016

 

Union hospital room

IN Supreme Court Considers Discounted Insurance Rates In Hospitals

A man is challenging the reasonableness of hospital fees and wants the hospital to turn over the discounted rates it charges insured patients.

August 15, 2016

 

Indiana offers complete Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments , but the state still has the seventh highest smoking rate in the country.

Report: Indiana Lags In Cancer Control, Patient Access

ACS CAN’s Indiana says Indiana’s low tobacco tax rates play into high smoking rates.

August 15, 2016

 

Anthem

Nov. Trial Date For Anthem, Cigna Merger Could Mean Trouble

The November trial date for the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna could mean trouble for the massive deal.

July 26, 2016

 

child at the doctor

HIP 2.0 Enrollees Willing To Pay, Some Lack Understanding

A state-commissioned evaluation by the Lewin Group found the majority of enrollees both below and above the poverty line chose the so-called “HIP Plus” account.

July 20, 2016

 

stethoscope

Medical Schools Gets Creative To Snag New Geriatricians

The American Geriatrics Society estimates 300 doctors are immediately needed to make up for the shortage in Indiana.

June 6, 2016

 

Mainstreet

Carmel Nursing Home Developer Begins Trading In Canada

Mainstreet is expanding, but not in Indiana, which has a moratorium on new nursing homes.

June 3, 2016

 

baby

Bloomington Residents Pushing For Midwifery Program

A new group called Bloomington Consumers For Birth Choices got more than 1,000 people to sign a petition in support of the effort.

May 31, 2016

 

Sen. Joe Donnelly speaks about his mental health for veterans measure at the Indiana War Memorial on May 31.

Active Servicemember Mental Health Care Bill Likely To Pass

Sen. Donnelly says the shortage of mental health providers in the military is an ongoing issue.

May 27, 2016

 

Healthy Indiana plan

HIP 2.0 Is Now State Law, But Could Pose Restrictions

The move to codify HIP 2.0 in state law helps solidify the initiative but it may also pose restrictions.

May 18, 2016

 

Veterans at a ceremony.

Federal Bill Aims To Increase Military Access To Health Care

The bill would create a small pilot program that would train physician assistants in psychiatric treatment through a state-sponsored fellowship.

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