health care

An Indiana group that trains people who work with seniors received almost $4 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal is to develop a health care workforce better suited for older adults. 

An interim public health committee met for the first time to discuss the high cost of health care in the state.

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says he’s encouraged by progress at his agency, even as more work is needed.

Officials in Indianapolis announced they will be launching a plan to be more economically inclusive. The city hopes to reduce income inequality by creating more high-wage jobs.

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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

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