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Lawrence Co. Residents Discuss Health Care Policy During Community Conversation

Residents voiced their concerns with the current healthcare system, sharing how they’ve been affected by issues like drug addiction, disability coverage and lack of affordable care. (Alex Eady, WTIU/WFIU News)

Some Lawrence County residents say they want healthcare reform to be a priority in the Hoosier state.

Southern Indiana advocacy group Hoosier Action hosted a community discussion in Bedford last night.

Residents voiced their concerns with the current healthcare system, sharing how they’ve been affected by issues like drug addiction, disability coverage and lack of affordable care.

Hoosier Action representative Glenda Schulz says it’s important for community members to discuss the changes in policy they feel they deserve.

"It makes you realize that everyone is dealing with these issues and that we all need to come together," Schulz says. "And the more that we come together the better chance we have at making some big and some lasting changes."

The group also discussed their Care Agenda, which outlines policies they hope to see addressed in the upcoming election.

"That came from going and talking with people, people all over southern Indiana and listening to those stories. And we heard about healthcare," she says. 

The agenda includes Medicare for All, expanding HIP 2.0 and investing in mental health care for kids.

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