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General Electric Cuts Retiree Health Care — Workers in Bloomington Protest

Ruth Whitt, right, says she was repeatedly assured she would have health care benefits during her retirement.

Retirees from General Electric demonstrated outside the plant on Curry Pike earlier today. GE has just slashed retirees’ health care benefits. Sandy Turner says she worked in the plant for 29 years before retiring in 2005. Turner told WFHB: “We’re out here in protest of GE breaking their promises (to) the retirees. Over the years we’ve made billions of dollars for this corporation — this …

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Standing Room Only – Medicare Turns Fifty

On July 30, 2015, the Indiana chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program and Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan hosted a local event honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Medicare. Dr. Rob Stone, director and founder of Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan, reviewed the history of Medicare and discussed data supporting the need to protect the …

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Senator Coats Proposes Legislation To Delay Obamacare

Senator Dan Coats has proposed legislation to delay the implementation of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) until at least 2015. Coats says the Act’s mandates are driving up insurance premiums and forcing businesses to cut workers’ hours or even jobs so that employers can avoid the act’s expensive legal requirements. Moreover, he says, some families are having to switch their health …

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