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Hollingsworth Among Republicans Who Voted To Repeal Health Care Law

Seven of Indiana’s nine congresspeople voted this afternoon to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Ultimately the House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 to make major changes. The precise cost and impact of the bill is unclear because the House passed it before the Congressional Budget Office could review it. A previous version of the bill was expected …

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Daily Local News – May 4, 2017

Seven of Indiana’s nine congress people voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act; The Bloomington City Council expressed their disappointment with the Indiana legislature; A prosecutor in Muncie is actively fighting the development of a syringe exchange program in the city; Indiana’s 2017 trout stream season has opened and will continue through the end of the year. FEATURE …

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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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Extended Interview: Cook Medical Board Chairman on Medical Device Tax

The Affordable Care Act was passed more than five years ago but legislators continue to debate many aspects of the legislation. Over the past couple years there has been an effort to repeal part of the law that institutes a tax on medical devices. News Director Joe Crawford spoke yesterday with an opponent of the tax, Cook Medical Board Chairman …

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Daily Local News – July 1, 2015

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission is continuing to encourage fair labor practices in local restaurants; The control the city of Bloomington government exercises over housing near IU was demonstrated last week at a meeting of the city Board of Zoning Appeals; The Bloomington 4th of July Parade takes place this Saturday beginning at 10 am; The Commission on Hispanic and …

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Daily Local News – March 10, 2014

Within the two thousand page Obamacare law is a two-point-three percent excise tax on the total sales of medical devices that are used in hospitals every day; A local group has scheduled a public meeting for tomorrow evening to discuss ISTEP and other standardized testing in local schools; On March 5th a proposed cell tower southwest of Bloomington cleared a …

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IU Students Form ‘March Madness’ Volunteer Group to Spread Information on Obamacare

The Indiana University and Ivy Tech students of the Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County are starting a new campus organization. The group is launching a March healthcare campaign called “Madness” that will help students learn more about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. David Meyer, president of the ACA Volunteers of Monroe County, says this campaign will …

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Local Volunteers Spread the Word About Affordable Care Act Information to Local Faith Leaders

The Affordable Care Act Volunteers of Monroe County Incorporated launched their Faith Neighbors Campaign on Sunday. The campaign is designed to directly contact each faith community in Monroe County. David Meyer is president of the group. “The Faith Neighbors Campaign is an outreach effort to all communities of faith in Monroe County,” Meyer says, “We count about 155 of them, …

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Part 2 of Health and Education with Glenda Ritz and Rob Stone

On Saturday November 23rd The Brown County Democratic Party invited the public to join a brown bag lunch session with Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and the Director and Founder of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan Rob Stone, M.D. The event was free to the public, and included a question and answer period. Part 1 focused on Education …

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Health and Education With Glenda Ritz

 On Saturday November 23rd The Brown County Democratic Party invited the public to join a brown bag lunch session with Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and the Director and Founder of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan Rob Stone, M.D. The event was free to the public, and included a question and answer period. Part 1 focuses on Education …

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