Affordable Care Act

Last year the federal government rolled back rules that restricted short-term health insurance plans. These plans do not have to comply with protections under the Affordable Care Act, including pre-existing conditions.

ACA Decision Won't Impact Hoosiers, For Now

Dec 17, 2018

Indiana was one of 20 states involved in the lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The ruling will not impact Hoosier health care right now.

ACA Marketplace Enrollment Opens In Indiana

Oct 31, 2018

The individual marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, ACA, is open Wednesday. Although there have been some changes to the federal program, Hoosiers who need health insurance, will have options.

Verma Promotes Medicare Changes In Indianapolis

Oct 22, 2018
CMS Administrator Seema Verma visited a senior living facility in Indianapolis. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, was in Indianapolis to promote changes to Medicare.  

Medicare open enrollment started last week.  Verma says new options include more plans and new supplemental benefits. 

Protect Our Care Bus Tour Makes Indiana Stops

Oct 2, 2018

A coalition of groups working to preserve the Affordable Care Act, ACA, has two stops in Indiana on its first nationwide bus tour this week.  

A Texas federal judge’s ruling could mean Indiana will get back nearly $100 million dollars from the federal government. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A Texas federal judge’s ruling this week could mean Indiana will get back nearly $100 million from the federal government.

The lawsuit centers on fees paid through the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

The ACA requires all health insurance providers to pay a fee – it’s in part how the law funds itself. The law also says states don’t have to pay it.

Donnelly, Braun Talk Health Care On Campaign Trail

Aug 3, 2018
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun speaks with supporters at the Indiana State Fair. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) talked about health care on the campaign trail Friday as he makes his pitch for re-election.

Activists Call For Hill To Withdraw From ACA Lawsuit

Jul 27, 2018
Protect Our Care Indiana spokesperson Kate Shepherd calls for Indiana to withdraw from a lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Alongside her is Rob Stone, a Bloomington physician and director of Hoosiers For A Commonsense Health Plan. (
Brandon Smith

Local health care advocates want Attorney General Curtis Hill to withdraw the state from a lawsuit that aims to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

The advocates delivered letters and a 600-signature petition to Hill’s office Friday.

Even though at least one of the companies providing Affordable Care Act insurance in Indiana temporarily saves money from a recent Trump administration move, company officials say the decision create more questions about the future of health coverage for Hoosiers.

ACA Rates Up For Hoosiers On The Marketplace

Jun 22, 2018

Hoosiers who buy insurance on the insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act can expect higher premiums next year. 

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