health care

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) says he supports President Donald Trump’s proposal to import low-cost prescription drugs from Canada.

Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) (FILE PHOTO: Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A bill allowing pharmacists to refuse to dispense abortion-inducing drugs is one step away from becoming law.

Senate lawmakers sent the measure to the governor amid heated debate.

Protecting health care coverage was a top concern for Indiana voters and featured prominently in many campaigns. Indiana health care advocates are working to keep it at the front of Hoosier’s minds. 

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), left, Republican Mike Braun, center, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton, right, debate for the second and final time in Indiana's 2018 U.S. Senate race. (Photo courtesy of Indiana Debate Commission, Darron Cummings/AP)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s U.S. Senate candidates addressed several issues in their final debate Tuesday. That includes immigration, government spending, and foreign policy.

Health care is a top issue in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Indiana, and pre-existing conditions is one of the buzzwords.  

A new state law establishes a hierarchy for family members in health care decision-making. (Steve Burns/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A new state law establishes a hierarchy for family members in health care decision-making.

It deals with situations where the patient can’t make decisions for themselves – and hasn’t designated a representative.

Indiana Senate Democrats Unveil 2018 Agenda

Nov 16, 2017

Indiana Senate Democrats’ agenda for the upcoming legislative session is a retread of many past agendas: expanded voter access measures, a proposed minimum wage increase, and a push for a bias crimes law.

Small Group Protests Latest ACA Repeal Bill In Lafayette

Sep 22, 2017
Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

About a dozen protesters gathered at the Tippecanoe County courthouse Friday to speak out against the latest Affordable Care Act repeal bill, currently awaiting a vote in the U.S. Senate.

The Greater Lafayette chapter of the group Indivisible is trying to urge as many people as possible to call senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN), and push them not to support the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill.

Donnelly Won't Support Latest GOP Health Care Bill

Sep 20, 2017

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) won’t support the GOP’s latest Affordable Care Act alternative.

Donnelly has repeatedly voted “no” this year on measures Senate Republicans have offered to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Activist Rally To Oppose 2018 Federal Budget

Aug 31, 2017

Faith leaders and community activists gathered Wednesday evening to rally against the federal budget soon up for consideration in Congress. The group is worried about deep cuts to federal health care programs.

Members of Congress will return to Washington next week to consider the 2018 budget.  And about 250 people who attended an Indianapolis rally urged them to reject plans to slash health care spending over the next decade. The Rev. Derrick Slack is one of the attendees.