Posts by Kate Shepherd

Gallup Reports Significant Increase in Uninsured Hoosiers

New Gallup Data Shows Health Care Sabotage is Hurting Indiana Families (INDIANAPOLIS) – A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Indiana during 2017. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Hoosiers to Republicans’ repeal-and-sabotage campaign against the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. “Health care advocates have warned…

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Protect Our Care Indiana Established to Fight for Hoosier Healthcare

Protect Our Care Indiana’s First Action Item: Marking May 4 as Anniversary of House GOP Effort to Dismantle ACA Bill Would Have Slashed Hoosiers’ Coverage, Imposed Age Tax, Allowed Pre-Existing Condition Discrimination One year ago today, 217 Congressional Republicans (Including Representatives Jackie Walorski, Jim Banks, Todd Rokita, Susan Brooks, Luke Messer, Larry Bucshon and Trey…

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Autism care is new company’s focus

A new Central Indiana company will help connect families of children with autism to specialized sitters who are qualified to care for them. Indianapolis-based Synapse Sitters is officially launching during April, which is Autism Awareness Month. Synapse Sitters is an online networking community and not a placement agency.  It does not endorse or place sitters…

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Foster Care Bill Unanimously Approved

The Indiana Senate unanimously approved a foster care bill Tuesday that aims to improve education outcomes for thousands of Indiana foster youth. The 50-0 vote in favor of the bill sends the measure back to the Indiana House. Lawmakers there can vote to approve Senate changes or send the bill to a conference committee to…

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Event aims to halt sex trafficking in Hamilton County

Central Indiana nonprofit Restored Inc. says the majority of sex trafficking cases it handles come from Hamilton County.  To help combat sex trafficking in the area, Restored and Chosen Boutique and Salon will host an event later this month at the Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds. The event will help residents learn how to spot trafficking…

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Legislation strives to improve education outcomes for foster children

Legislation before the Indiana General Assembly aims to improve education outcomes for thousands of Indiana foster youth. The legislation authored by Representative Dale DeVon (R-Granger) would require the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to share data on the educational progress of children in Indiana’s foster care system. The…

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Nonprofit Elects Two New Board Members

Nonprofit Indiana Connected By 25 elects two new board members.  Megan Robertson and Dan Larner join the organization’s Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of leaders from the nonprofit, business, legal and academic communities of Indiana. Megan Robertson is the President and Owner of FrontRunner Strategies, a political consulting and issue advocacy firm.  She…

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The Corydon Group launches new center

Indianapolis-based public affairs firm The Corydon Group is forming a new Health Policy Center and hiring a prominent doctor to run it. John J. Wernert, MD, MHA will start work with The Corydon Group on December 4 as a Senior Vice President and will launch the center. “Dr. Wernert’s work at the new center will…

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Easley Winery celebrates expansion

Indianapolis-based Easley Winery is sharing its excitement about the multi-million-dollar investment in property and equipment it has made in downtown Indianapolis.  The expansion includes the addition of a fully-automated Italian bottling line, doubling the winery’s production capacity. “We needed to make this investment now because our wine sales have doubled each year for the last…

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