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2023 Legislative Priorities

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Invest in Hoosier Health

KEY CHALLENGES:

  • Indiana’s healthcare outcomes are chronically poor—a major quality of life and economic competitiveness challenge. 
  • Public health funding per capita is among the lowest in the country, leading to lower life expectancy and high healthcare system utilization. 
  • Healthcare costs are an increasing burden to individuals, employers, and the state’s competitiveness. 

IMPROVE OUTCOMES:

Enhance Indiana’s competitiveness by improving Hoosier workforce health outcomes:

  • Optimize public health service delivery in alignment with the Governor’s Public Health Commission recommendations (minimum service standards, shared service models, Indiana Department of Health technical assistance, talent attraction, etc.) 
  • Appropriate a minimum of $250 million additional annual investment in Indiana’s public health services to compete with the national average. 
  • Target additional investment and policy attention to chronic health challenges such as smoking, infant and maternal health, and mental health. 

REDUCE COSTS:

Lower healthcare premiums, avoid government overreach, and promote comprehensive solutions that avoid mere cost shifting: 

  • Support comprehensive solutions that reduce healthcare costs for employers and individuals to levels competitive with national averages and peer states. 
  • Reject problematic precedent for government-mandated price caps on healthcare services. 
  • Craft solutions to address all cost drivers and ease the burden on employers and individuals rather than simply shifting costs. 

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