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Van Wert County to again have insurance option

Two major insurers had announced earlier this year that they would leave the exchange in 2018, leaving Ohioans in 20 counties without an option on the exchange. Paulding County could be added before late September.

IN Health Officials warn of whooping cough increase

The Indiana State Department of Health is urging people to protect themselves against pertussis, due to an increase in whooping cough cases across the state. Resources for checking your vaccination records are available.

Pharmaceutical company Celgene settles suit for $280 million

The agreement settled a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court by a former Celgene saleswoman who said the New Jersey-based company submitted false claims to Medicare and health care programs in 28 states and Washington, D.C., which were all parties to the settlement.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

The report doesn’t confirm that the condition is common in all football players; it reflects high occurrence in samples at a Boston brain bank that studies CTE. Many donors or their families contributed because of the players’ repeated concussions and troubling symptoms before death.

Audit estimates 32 million more uninsured

The report from Congress’ nonpartisan budget analyst says the measure would cause average premiums for people buying their own health insurance to double by 2026.

Health bill care collapse leaves divided GOP at crossroads

Two GOP senators — Utah’s Mike Lee and Jerry Moran of Kansas — sealed the measure’s doom late Monday when each announced they would vote “no” in an initial, critical vote that had been expected as soon as next week.

New Senate health care bill quickly runs into trouble

The reworked bill McConnell presented to fellow Republicans on Thursday aims to win conservatives’ support by letting insurers sell low-cost, skimpy policies. He seeks to placate hesitant moderates by adding billions to combat opioid abuse and help consumers with skyrocketing insurance costs.

Indiana Minority Health Fair offers free screenings

The Indiana State Department of Health will offer attendees more than $2,000 worth of free screenings during the health fair that opens Thursday in conjunction with Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration. Admission is free.