8:15 AM, Jul 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Obamacare will be costly for Hoosiers who already have health insurance, according to a report from Indystar.com.
"Insurance rates in Indiana will increase 72 percent for those with individual plans and 8 percent for small group plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, according to the state’s insurance department," reads the report.
"The spike in costs is due primarily to new mandates under the law, which requires insurers to cover those with pre-existing conditions and to offer a minimum level of benefits, said Logan Harrison, chief deputy commissioner with the Indiana Department of Insurance under Republican Gov. Mike Pence. New taxes and fees under the law also contributed, Harrison said.
The Indiana governor tells the paper: “This new data regrettably confirms the negative impact of the Affordable Care Act on the insurance market in Indiana. ... The Affordable Care Act requires many Hoosiers to purchase more comprehensive and more expensive health insurance than they may want or need. These rates call into question just how affordable health insurance will really be for many Hoosiers.”
Costs for individual plans is expected to increase from an average of $255 per member per month in 2012 to $570 in 2014, when the most aspects of the law go into effect.
Indiana’s new governor faces a mass-transit decision.
Feb 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 23 • By RYAN LOVELACE
Fiscally conservative governors in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Florida have rejected billions of dollars in subsidies for the growth of high-speed rail and new public transportation projects in their states in recent years. Indiana’s new Republican governor, Mike Pence, may have the opportunity to make a similar decision in his first year on the job.
1:26 PM, Jul 28, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Indiana congressman Mike Pence, a stalwart conservative and former chairman of the Republican Study Committee, announced today that he will vote for the Boehner bill. Pence is joined by freshman Hoosier Marlin Stutzman, who thanked the Tea Party for pushing the country to cut more.
Here are Stutzman's remarks delivered on the House floor:
The campaign to defund the country's largest abortion provider advances.1:31 PM, Apr 13, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
One storyline to emerge from the 2011 budget deal is that social conservatives were really the ones who lost.
4:52 PM, Jan 27, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Three sources close to Republican Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana tell CNN they are told he will announce he is not running for president in 2012 and will instead begin exploring a run for governor.
4:25 PM, Jan 5, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
As speculation grows over whether Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.) will run for governor or president, a number of observers have seen his concentration of scheduled events in Indiana as a sign that he'll opt for governor. On the other hand, Politico's Kasie Hunt notes that Pence is heading to South Carolina, an early GOP primary state, this weekend to keynote an exclusive Republican event.
An Indiana congressman’s critique of Obamaism.Dec 20, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 14 • By TERRY EASTLAND
It may be startling to imagine the American presidency as a train that “has run off the rails.” But that’s the metaphor Indiana Republican Mike Pence chose in a speech he gave at Hillsdale College on September 20 titled “The Presidency and the Constitution.” Elected last month to his sixth term in the House of Representatives, Pence also delivered a version of the speech in mid Nov
"QE2" begins.3:15 PM, Nov 3, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
On November 2, voters gave Republicans historic gains in the House and above-average gains in the Senate in a vote for reduced spending, less intrusive government, and low taxes. On November 3, the Federal Reserve voted to resume direct purchases of Treasury securities in order to promote economic growth. One downside will be the further depreciation of the dollar. Another will be the spectre of future inflation as all America's bills must come due eventually.
Pence opposes a Euro bailout.3:20 PM, May 13, 2010 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
I’m confident there’s a stronger intellectual case against the Greek bailout than conventional wisdom acknowledges. And I suspect the issue will have more political resonance than many insiders expect.
Here’s Mike Pence’s effort to save us from another bailout:
10:08 AM, Apr 22, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
In an interview with David Brody, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, a favorite of movement conservatives and Tea Partiers, doesn't rule out a 2012 presidential run. DeMint says the presidency is "not something I desire," adding that not really desiring the presidency is an essential requirement for the next president.