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Indiana’s Increased Marketplace Rate Filings Harm Hoosiers

By Kate Shepherd | Jun 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
Rate filings show maximum increases of 33.6 percent and 5.4 percent in the Indiana Marketplace.

Protect Our Care Calls for the Sabotage to Stop  Rate filings for 2019 individual-market health insurance released today show the two companies offering health insurance to Hoosiers through the Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have asked for maximum increases of 33.6 percent and 5.4 percent. The Indiana Department of Insurance says the…

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Free Luncheon for Indiana HR Professionals

By Kate Shepherd | Jun 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Indiana HR professionals can attend a free lunch and learn June 21.

Kate Shepherd Communications‘ client Sandler Training DTB is offering a FREE lunch and learn for Indiana HR directors and talent recruiters this month.  The event will focus on skills needed to help them combat low unemployment and find team members who will take their organizations to the next level.  “10 Actionable Steps to Qualify, Nurture and…

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Pre-existing condition protections are under attack

By Kate Shepherd | Jun 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
A new Survey shows Hoosiers oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. and its protections for pre-existing conditions.

Pre-existing condition protections are under attack.  The Trump Administration has made the unfortunate decision not to have the Department of Justice defend the crucial insurance reforms included in the Affordable Care Act, including the provision requiring health insurance companies to cover those with pre-existing conditions. Protect Our Care Indiana Spokeswoman Kate Shepherd issued the following…

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Women’s Outdoor Adventure Film Distributed Globally

By Kate Shepherd | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
A outdoor adventure film from DNK Presents is now available on IndieFlix.

DNK Presents’ Outdoor Adventure Film Now on IndieFlix  The acclaimed women’s outdoor adventure film “Live Adventurously” is now available on IndieFlix for viewers around the world to enjoy.  “Live Adventurously” is featured on the front page of the IndieFlix website in the “Recently Added” category and other areas of the streaming platform. The film from…

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Survey: Majority of Hoosiers Oppose Repealing the Affordable Care Act

By Kate Shepherd | May 16, 2018 | 1 Comment
A new Survey shows Hoosiers oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. and its protections for pre-existing conditions.

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows that a majority of registered voters in Indiana oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Instead, they want to keep what works in the ACA and fix what doesn’t by a margin of 34 percent. The poll shows that 61 percent of Hoosier voters favor tweaking the ACA.…

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Gallup Reports Significant Increase in Uninsured Hoosiers

By Kate Shepherd | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Gallup poll shows the number of uninsured Hoosiers is on the rise.

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

By Kate Shepherd | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments
Protect Our Care Indiana is being formed to protect 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

By Kate Shepherd | Apr 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
Autism care is the focus of a new central Indiana company.

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

By Kate Shepherd | Mar 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Nonprofit Connected By 25 elects new board members.

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

By Kate Shepherd | Feb 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Restored works to help stop sex trafficking in Indiana.

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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