The first regular session of the 118th Indiana General Assembly concluded in the early hours of April 27. Of the over 1,200 bills filed, 295 headed to the governor’s desk for final approval. Take a look at some of this legislative session’s most memorable moments, including floor debate over contentious issues like school funding and visits from Hoosiers across the state through previously unreleased images.
Posts Tagged 'Affordable Care Act'
Tags: Affordable Care Act, Common Core, criminal code reform, Indiana budget, Indiana voucher expansion, public school funding, Session in Review
Tags: Affordable Care Act, breaux-audio-video, Marion County government, mass transit expansion, Sen. Jean Breaux, TANF
State Senator Jean D. Breaux discusses important pieces of legislation for Marion County at the close of the 2013 General Assembly session. Topics include Marion County reorganization, mass transit expansion for Central Indiana and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Tags: Affordable Care Act, Expanding Medicaid coverage in Indiana, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)will hold a pair of public meetings on the administration’s proposal to extend the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) through 2016 as opposed to expanding Medicaid as outlined in the Affordable Care Act. The meetings come as part of transparency guidelines set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for any waiver petitions.
March 20, 1:30 pm
Indiana Government Center South
Conference Center Room C
402 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
March 22, 1:30 pm
200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
For concerned Hoosiers interested in following the hearings, a webcast and teleconference will be available. Written testimony will also be accepted through March 22.
Call 1-661-673-8600. Enter Access Code 1088925.
Written comments may be sent to the attention of Barbara Nardi, firstname.lastname@example.org
The hearings come on the heels of an exchange between Statehouse Democrats and the governor over an apparent oversight by the administration to meet appropriate deadlines for a waiver application. Democrats continue to push for an extension of health care coverage in Indiana, citing the potential for 30,000 new jobs, the injection of billions of dollars into local communities and the extension of health care services to an estimated 400,000 more Hoosiers. Read more>>
Tags: Affordable Care Act, Indiana implementation of federal health care law, Indiana Medicaid expansion, tallian-audio-video
Tags: Affordable Care Act, expanding health care coverage, Indiana federal health care law, lanane-audio-video
Tags: Affordable Care Act, Indiana General Assembly, parents' healthcare, pre-existing conditions
Assistant Senate Democratic Leader responds to Affordable Care Act decision
INDIANAPOLIS—Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act:
“I believe this was the right decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This was not just a theoretical exercise. The implemented portions of the law have already improved the lives of Hoosiers and others across the nation.
“Thanks to this law, hundreds of thousands of uninsured, including those who were locked out of the coverage system because of a pre-existing condition, will have options for attaining coverage. Young adults are now covered by their parents’ health plan, seniors will no longer fall into the Medicare ‘donut hole’ for prescription medications, women will no longer be charged discriminatory premiums, and middle-income families will receive tax credits to make insurance premiums affordable.
“Given that our nation’s highest court has confirmed the legitimacy of this law, the State of Indiana should be set to move forward with implementation of our health care exchange and other upcoming provisions. In doing so, I hope that we can move past the political and emotional rhetoric and make decisions based on validated costs and benefits, particularly about expanding coverage for low-income Hoosiers.”