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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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Daily Local News – December 2, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana recently filed suit against The GEO Group, a Florida company that privately runs the New Castle (Indiana) Correctional Facility; The Environmental Protection Agency has recently been under fire from Indiana politicians and government agencies for its enforcement of new limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal and oil-fuel power plants; The Monroe …

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Affordable Care Act Volunteers Will Hold Upcoming Events to Enroll Monroe County Residents

In a recent press release, Affordable Care Act (or ACA) volunteers of Monroe County announced a variety of upcoming events to help residents enroll or re-enroll in health coverage. The “CoverMonroe Project” will hold three different types of events to increase service to residents: Education and Enrollment Fairs that educate citizens about available options; Health Plan Forums to help support …

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Daily Local News – September 9, 2014

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Daily Local News – July 1, 2014

On Monday, the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court decided, in Sebelius versus Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, that “closely held corporations”, do not have to include coverage for contraception under Affordable Care Act insurance plans, if the employer opposes contraception on personal religious grounds; The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit of Indiana …

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Daily Local News – February 14th, 2014

Indiana University basketball player Hanner Mosquera-Perea  was booked into Monroe County Jail last night on OWI charges; The Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County will host the Health Care Insurance Fair tomorrow at the Monroe County Public Library; Bloomington’s Animal Shelter has released their 2013 year-end statistics; The Bloomington City Council showed support February 12th for new rules restricting …

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