Doing nothing is not an option

Senator Todd Young
2017-06-26 18:09:37
A message from US Senator Todd Young <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenYoung/Todd_Young_Ba nner_logo2.png> Under Obamacare, insurance options dwindling Indiana no longer has an insurance provider within the individual market that covers the entire state. That includes four counties that have no coverage options on the exchange. Rising costs are driving insurers out of the market as the system continues to collapse on itself. We must act in order to stabilize markets and ensure Hoosiers have access to affordable and quality options. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenYoung/17.06.26_Heal thcare_graphic.png> I am reviewing the Senate healthcare discussion draft and speaking with folks at home, but one thing is clear: doing nothing is not an option. Obamacare has failed Hoosiers as prices have skyrocketed, insurers have left the marketplace leaving severely limited choices, and deductibles have risen to a level where, for some, insurance is useless. Obamacare's continuous collapse will eventually leave Hoosiers without insurance. I am committed to improving our nation's health care system so everyone has the opportunity to access high quality and affordable care. I spoke with Fox59's Dan Spehler on INFocus <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2ffox59.c om%2f2017%2f06%2f25%2fin-focus-sen-young-hoping-to-get-to-yes-on-health- care%2f&redir_log=877437591853560> about the discussion draft and elaborated how we must reverse the damage Obamacare has done to the American healthcare system and the undue strain it has placed on so many Hoosiers. Expert Panel Examines World Health Organization Preparedness for Pandemics The international community confronts a growing and serious pandemic threat. Last week, I chaired an expert panel <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo ung.senate.gov%2fcontent%2fyoung-examines-world-health-organization%25E2 %2580%2599s-readiness-global-pandemics&redir_log=531904115509787> to examine the World Health Organization's preparations for a possible global health pandemic. Unfortunately, the WHO has numerous shortcomings in its preparations for the threat and Dr. Rebecca Katz, one of the expert panelists, cited pandemic modelers who say there is a high probability of a large-scale influenza pandemic in the next 10-30 years. That potential pandemic would put tens of millions of lives in danger. It's important to note that pandemics know no national borders and simply preparing the United States for a pandemic is insufficient. Mobile Office Hours Coming to Hamilton Co. Do you need help with a federal agency? A member of my staff will be holding mobile office hours in Hamilton County this week. Location: The Government and Judicial Center One Hamilton County Square, Suite 157, Commissioners Conference Room 1A Noblesville, IN 46060 Time: Thursday, June 29th, 2:30p - 4:30p My office is equipped to handle a number of different casework situations; l <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo ung.senate.gov%2fcontent%2fcasework&redir_log=773140144592322> earn more <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo ung.senate.gov%2fcontent%2fcasework&redir_log=773140144592322> about how we can assist you. Please note these mobile office hours are intended to help Hoosiers navigate federal agencies. 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Under Obamacare, insurance options dwindling

Indiana no longer has an insurance provider within the individual market that covers the entire state. That includes four counties that have no coverage options on the exchange. Rising costs are driving insurers out of the market as the system continues to collapse on itself. We must act in order to stabilize markets and ensure Hoosiers have access to affordable and quality options.

I am reviewing the Senate healthcare discussion draft and speaking with folks at home, but one thing is clear: doing nothing is not an option. Obamacare has failed Hoosiers as prices have skyrocketed, insurers have left the marketplace leaving severely limited choices, and deductibles have risen to a level where, for some, insurance is useless.

Obamacare’s continuous collapse will eventually leave Hoosiers without insurance. I am committed to improving our nation’s health care system so everyone has the opportunity to access high quality and affordable care.

I spoke with Fox59's Dan Spehler on INFocus about the discussion draft and elaborated how we must reverse the damage Obamacare has done to the American healthcare system and the undue strain it has placed on so many Hoosiers.

Expert Panel Examines World Health Organization Preparedness for Pandemics

The international community confronts a growing and serious pandemic threat. Last week, I chaired an expert panel to examine the World Health Organization’s preparations for a possible global health pandemic.

Unfortunately, the WHO has numerous shortcomings in its preparations for the threat and Dr. Rebecca Katz, one of the expert panelists, cited pandemic modelers who say there is a high probability of a large-scale influenza pandemic in the next 10-30 years. That potential pandemic would put tens of millions of lives in danger. It’s important to note that pandemics know no national borders and simply preparing the United States for a pandemic is insufficient.

Mobile Office Hours Coming to Hamilton Co.

Do you need help with a federal agency? A member of my staff will be holding mobile office hours in Hamilton County this week.

Location: The Government and Judicial Center One Hamilton County Square, Suite 157, Commissioners Conference Room 1A

Noblesville, IN 46060

Time: Thursday, June 29th, 2:30p - 4:30p

My office is equipped to handle a number of different casework situations; learn more about how we can assist you. 

Please note these mobile office hours are intended to help Hoosiers navigate federal agencies. To make your opinion known on legislation, please call us to schedule an appointment or send an email on my website.

One more thing before you go…

I visited with Ball State University President Geoff Mearns to discuss issues important to the university. He graciously volunteered to help decorate the office walls to ensure BSU is well represented.

Thank you for the continued privilege to serve you in the U.S. Senate. My mission is to fight on behalf of Hoosiers and the interests that are unique to our state. I look forward to working with you, and sharing our progress, in the days ahead. Until then…

In Service,

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