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Voices in the Street: “Do you have health insurance?”

Flu season approaches and health insurance is on the mind of many. Open enrollment for plans under the affordable care act aka Obamacare started on November 1 and continues through December 15. The shorter enrollment period represents only one of the administration’s steps towards repeal and replace. Consequently, we have asked the question whether you have health insurance and how …

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Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period Begins Tomorrow

Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace begins this Wednesday November 1st. Health insurance prices in Indiana have risen by an average 20 percent, as weakened protections for the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces have allowed insurance providers to opt out of the public exchanges. The Indiana Department of Insurance’s website posted approved health insurance rates for the exchange in September. The …

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How Would Obamacare Repeal Affect Indiana?

After the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act died on the floor of the US Senate last week, WFHB correspondent Arjun Balasundaram spoke with healthcare experts about how a repeal might affect Indiana residents.

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Daily Local News – July 31, 2017

Cook Medical Group has pledged $22,000 to help keep the Shalom Community Center open on weekends; The City Clerk is now accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on the Environmental Commission; The Indiana Family Institute reveals plans to sponsor an annual event modeled after the national Conservative Political Action Conference; Mayor John Hamilton kicked off the second phase of …

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Daily Local News – July 19, 2017

This week, Carrier Corp will lay off 300 of its Indianapolis furnace factory employees.    Members of the activist organization Hoosier Action were in Washington D.C. and marched on Republican lawmakers offices, where they staged protests against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also called ‘Obamacare.’    Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain appeared before County Commissioners this morning, explaining …

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Daily Local News – October 20, 2016

Plans for a 746 bedroom student housing complex to replace Dunn Hill apartments were stalled again by the Bloomington City Council; Three organizations are sponsoring a series of workshops to help local businesses learn how to become contractors for Bloomington or government agencies; 45,000 Indiana Residents may be eligible for Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credits to finance their …

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Daily Local News – September 27, 2016

9/27/16 IU Health will no longer offer its insurance plans next year through the health care marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act; Levels of contaminants in Bloomington’s water supply continue to trend downward; Indiana’s juvenile justice laws effectively punish youth offenders extra for being poor; The Bloomington City Council has agreed to borrow more than three million dollars to …

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Wendell Potter: Author, Activist and Former Health Insurance PR Executive

On Sunday, May 1st, former health insurance PR executive Wendell Potter will be making a presentation in Bloomington. Potter will be speaking at 5pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. He quit his job at Cigna in 2008 and has since become a health care advocate, often calling out questionable practices in the health insurance industry. Earlier today WFHB News Director Joe …

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Federal Medicaid plan expanded to cover more Indiana residents

Hoosiers may finally get to benefit from the expanded Medicaid coverage included as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the ACA or Obamacare, that was passed into law back in March of 2010. Besides the well-known health insurance mandate, under which all residents were required to enroll in some kind of insurance program, with …

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Kathleen Falk Addresses Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment in Bloomington

Kathleen Falk, the Regional Director for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appointed by the Obama Administration in 2013, serves as the Midwest’s connection to the Affordable Care Act. She stopped through Bloomington today in an event hosted by Nancy Woolery, Health Projects coordinator for the City of Bloomington. Information about the open enrollment period here, in today’s community …

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