So, what’s to lose?

Andy Ray

Andy Ray is a local businessman, who has lived in Carmel since 1970. He is also secretary of the Central Time Coalition, a grassroots effort to restore Central Time to all of Indiana. He is a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, and enjoys singing in the St. Luke's Chancel Choir. He is an occasional contributor to Current Publishing. You may contact him at

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  • Shannon

    I certainly hope Gov. Pence won’t be so short-sighted. I can tell you for all the praise the GOP in this state likes to heap on our current health policies, they really are out of touch with how those policies really work (or don’t) for hard-working Hoosiers. After my mom’s COBRA ran out (at a cost of over $550/month), she went looking for a conversion policy and was redirected to the high-risk pool the state “subsidizes”; based on age, gender, and region – over $950/month. Although she works full-time as a nurse, she simply can’t afford the current “affordable care” Indiana has to offer. So, she puts back each month the $550 she could barely afford, and keeps her fingers crossed that nothing bad happens, that she won’t lose the home she worked 30 years to finally pay off to unexpected medical bills before medicare and retirement age get here. She wants to do the responsible thing and have insurance, but if you have a pre-existing condition, you can choose between insurance or food in the fine state of Indiana, even if you aren’t a “taker”.

    • Andy Ray

      And Shannon, that is unfortunate! I hope Indiana is better than this!