A coalition of labor, faith and community groups delivered thousands of petitions against Indiana’s HIP work requirements to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office Monday.
An estimated 70,000 to 80,000 people on HIP, Indiana’s Medicaid expansion program, may have to comply with work requirements if they don’t meet certain exemptions.
Mental health and Medicaid were some of the policy topics presented at the annual School Health Conference in Indianapolis this week, but there was also push for more action.
Obesity rates among preschool age children who receive federal food assistance are down, according to a new analysis, and Indiana’s numbers follow the trend.
Lower-income neighborhoods across the state have less access to healthy food choices. An estimated 200,000 people in Indianapolis live in a food desert.
The SUPPORT act, signed into federal law last year, extended authorization for nurse practitioners to prescribe medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, for opioid addiction.
In the lawsuit, the drug companies say the rule would create confusion because patients do not usually pay the full price after insurance and other discounts are factored in.
The annual report finds Indiana in the 29th spot overall, a slight decline from last year.
The Gun Violence Intervention strategy works to identify individual people most at risk of being shot or shooting someone.
Indiana has made strides in a plan to improve the state’s economic outlook but a number of health measures, like smoking rates and drug-related deaths, could be holding back progress.