Health Care

Courtesy/Lutheran Health Network

Lutheran Health Network is currently owned by Tennessee-based Community Health Systems, but a group of Northeast Indiana doctors wants to buy it from the multi-state health organization.

Opinion: A 'Richer' Appreciation Of The AHCA

May 17, 2017
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There have been a number of people and groups who have been critical of the American Health Care Act. And I’m here to set the record straight. Unlike so many of you, I couldn’t be prouder of my representative, Jim Banks, for sticking to his guns and ignoring reams of empirical evidence, the will of the voters in his district, and the overwhelming concerns expressed by insurers, physicians, and hospitals. There are so many unfounded criticisms of the AHCA that I don’t have time to address them all, but here are a few.

The Mercenary Markets of US Healthcare

Jul 19, 2016
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I never thought that I’d consider buying drugs from Canada. For years I’ve heard rumors about people getting medications from over the border, and now I find myself considering it. You see, we spent $2800 of our health plan’s $3500 deductible on Epipens this Spring. And since those Epipens are only good for about a year, we’ll spend another $2800 (or more) next Spring. And then again the Spring after that. And so on.

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Twelve-year old McKenzie Ashkettle is not well.

Courtesy / State of Indiana

It’s been nearly six months since HIP 2.0 was approved, and the state has enrolled nearly 300,000 Hoosiers in the health insurance program.  More than a dozen health care advocacy groups and insurers sang the praises of the program at a public forum Thursday.

As of July 1st, a little more than 289,000 residents have signed up for health care coverage through HIP 2.0.  186 thousand of them never had health insurance before.  And 70 percent of enrollees are using HIP Plus, which requires contributions to a health savings account. 

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