from Indiana Assn of United Ways:
Healthcare advocacy action alert
On Join us in urging leaders of the Senate Finance Committee to not make any changes that impact the affordability or accessibility of healthcare coverage at 2:00pmET the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing about the Graham-Cassidy proposal to reform healthcare coverage. The proposal puts Indiana at risk of losing $7 billion in health funding between 2020-2027 which places a large burden on the state to meet the funding gap. More than 400,000 Hoosiers currently have healthcare coverage though our HIP 2.0 Medicaid expansion program, and we don't want to see individuals and families lose coverage that United Ways in Indiana fought with many partners to establish. This is an opportune time for United Way and community partners to fight for the health of every person in every community. . Resources for more information on the Graham-Cassidy proposal:
ICHS and CCI have partnered to host fall learning opportunities in Indianapolis. The sessions are open to members and guests free of charge. The meetings will cover a variety of topics throughout October and November. Register now to attend sessions that interest you and view the flyer for additional event details.
During the legislative session many interim study committee topics are recommended by the General Assembly. The meetings allow experts in the field and state agencies to share information about the current state of issues in Indiana in preparation for the next legislative session. In late May, the Legislative Council announced the topics to be studied in the interim before the 2018 session.
View the House and Senate interim study committee assignments. Check the interim committee calendar for updates. A sample of current meetings on the calendar include:
National Voter Registration Day is the largest one-day effort of the year to register voters. With 2,000 community and online partners, and over 10,000 volunteers working in a massive, single-day event, National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) will be celebrated on . Over 1.4 million voters have registered or updated their registration as a result of National Voter Registration Day events since 2012.
Weigh in on issues important to you!
Submitting comments during rulemaking periods is an important way to shape policy. State and federal agencies appreciate specific comments about possible impacts and ways to improve proposed rules. Below are a few open comment periods in Indiana.