Access To Care

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Indiana emergency physicians are concerned a new insurance policy to curb emergency department visits could scare away patients. The policy, already in place in three other states, will take effect for Indiana Anthem policy holders next month.

Five Takeaways From The Congressional CHIP Impasse

Dec 14, 2017

Two months past its deadline, Congress has yet to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, leaving several states scrambling for cash.

When a pregnant woman finds out that she's likely to give birth to a baby with Down syndrome, she's often given the option to terminate the pregnancy. But families affected by the genetic disorder, which causes developmental delays, are conflicted over whether such abortions should be legal.

Jill Sheridan / IPB News

Fishers High School sits nestled between golf courses and subdivisions on the north end of one of Indiana’s most affluent “donut county” Indianapolis suburbs.


Of all types of skin cancer, melanoma causes the majority of deaths. When on the scalp it can be especially difficult to catch in a self-examination — when was the last time you examined the top of your head?

One person who might be able to help: your hairdresser. While cutting your hair, they've got a great view for a scalp inspection. And they can learn how to spot scary changes, researchers say.

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CVS is preparing to buy the health insurance giant Aetna for $69 billion, the companies say.

This week, Colorado became the first state to notify families that children who receive health insurance through the Children's Health Insurance Program are in danger of losing their coverage.

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When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency in late October, it triggered a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care in places with provider shortages. This declaration allows for the prescribing  of addiction medicine virtually, without doctors ever seeing the patient in person. (The regulatory change is not fully implemented until the DEA issues further rules.)

 


State AG Deems Cannabidiol Illegal Except for Epilepsy Patients

Nov 22, 2017
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A decision from Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill regarding cannabidiol, or CBD oil, could impact those who already use the hemp-derived extract for pain relief or other medical benefits.

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