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Pence administration officials say they’ll work with press organizations to carefully evaluate the proposed state news service before it’s unveiled to the public.
Pence communications director Christy Denault says the original intent of the Just IN news service was to serve as a clearinghouse, a “one-stop shop,” for press releases from all state agencies. She says the current system, a state news calendar, didn’t display releases from nearly half of the state’s 90 agencies.
The City of Fort Wayne is one of four pilot communities chosen to try out a new tool that may help connect homeless individuals with the services they need.
The announcement was made Tuesday.
The initiative will support “coordinated assessments,” which is the idea of examining all aspects of someone’s history and needs. The tool will also help identify the most vulnerable individuals and families and prioritize them for care.
Governor Mike Pence Tuesday announced that federal officials have approved his healthcare expansion plan known as HIP 2.0. Pence says it’s an effort that will reform and improve Medicaid in what he calls “the Indiana way.”
Federal officials approved essentially everything Governor Pence asked for. The program includes HIP Basic, a default plan for poorer Hoosiers that doesn’t require them to pay into a health savings account but comes with fewer benefits and includes co-pays.