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Health Care Cost Sharing Bill Heard in House Insurance

House Bill 1307 – Health Care Service Cost Sharing Authored by Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) Requires a state employee health plan, a policy of accident and sickness insurance, and a contract with a health maintenance organization to provide coverage for treatment of ectodermal dysplasia. Chamber Position: Oppose The Latest: Representative Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne), House Insurance Committee chairman, held [...]

2019-02-15T14:14:32-04:00February 15th, 2019|

BizVoiceExtra: A Dose of Compassion

Recently, I stood in the intensive care unit (ICU) visiting a loved one who was recovering from heart surgery. Furtively, I glanced around trying to conceal my apprehension. Why is the equipment making noises? Will he have empathetic nurses? What if something goes wrong and he never comes home? When an extroverted, wisecracking nurse walked in, I relaxed. Briefly, [...]

2019-01-30T14:14:05-04:00January 30th, 2019|

Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

The Indiana Chamber wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at our annual Legislative Preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead to the 2019 session. The event [...]

2018-11-19T15:43:17-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Chamber’s Annual Legislative Preview With Caucus Leaders Set for November 19

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosiers can get a sneak peek of the upcoming General Assembly session at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Preview on November 19. At the event, sponsored by Ice Miller LLP, the four caucus leaders are slated to participate in a question and answer session on how they see the 2019 session playing out. In addition, the Indiana [...]

2018-10-15T10:02:00-04:00October 15th, 2018|

Calling All Chamber Members for Annual Meeting on November 13

The annual membership meeting of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce features a new twist in 2018. Like all other years, however, it provides an opportunity to learn more about the operation of your Chamber and the priorities that will be focused on in the year ahead. The November 13 session is in conjunction with the fall board of directors meeting. It [...]

2018-10-05T10:28:31-04:00October 5th, 2018|

Fly-in Brings Voice of Business to D.C.; Highlights Include McConnell and Trade/Tariff Talk

The Indiana Chamber’s annual trip to Washington D.C. coincided with all eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving the Supreme Court nominee. On Wednesday night at the dinner portion of the event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky touched on the duty of the Senate related to judicial nominees and the rarity of the current Republican control [...]

2018-09-28T15:16:58-04:00September 28th, 2018|

Smoking Reforms in Spotlight in Interim; Increased Cigarette Tax Most Likely

The interim study committees are just getting started in earnest; on Thursday, the Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy went through a lengthy agenda. The topic of the fiscal, economic and workforce development impact of Indiana smoking rates was of special interest to the Indiana Chamber. Smoking reform has been a top legislative priority for the past few sessions. [...]

2018-08-28T15:16:38-04:00August 29th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Young: U.S. Must Respond Strategically to China’s Economic Aggression; Donnelly Pushes Bipartisan Appropriations Measure

- Last week, U.S. Senator Todd Young highlighted the dangers of China’ economic practices. Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is leading bipartisan efforts to require a National Economic Security Strategy. “Our national security rests on an economic foundation, and predatory economic practices by China have undermined that foundation for years – leaving Hoosiers and all [...]

2018-08-27T13:54:19-04:00August 27th, 2018|

Focus on Mental Health, Opioid Impact at 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit September 6-7

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Mental health and the impact of the opioid epidemic on the workforce augment a robust lineup of educational breakout sessions at the upcoming 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit on September 6-7 in downtown Indianapolis. The two-day summit is one of the largest annual gatherings of wellness professionals in the state and is a partnership between the Indiana [...]

2018-07-26T10:08:46-04:00July 26th, 2018|

Banks Named Technology Modernization Subcommittee Chairman; Hollingsworth Bills Pass in JOBS and Investor Confidence Act; Young Leading Bipartisan Effort on Retirement Security

- Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) was recently named chairman of the newly established Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee will provide oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) electronic health records transition and other enterprise technology modernization projects. “I am honored (House Veterans’ Affairs Committee) Chairman Phil Roe has entrusted me with leading the subcommittee and I look [...]

2018-07-20T14:33:45-04:00July 20th, 2018|