Holla at your representatives that you don’t want to fund abstinence-only sex ed.

March 11th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Act at http://capwiz.com/advofy/utr/2/?a=12162006&i=92217564&c= This is what I wrote: I am very concerned about the safety, health, and happiness of youth in Indiana and across the nation.  So, I am writing to ask you to end funding for ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage education programs including: * Title V Abstinence Education program, Section 510 of the Social Security Act […]


Feedback for sexual assault prevention in indiana

December 1st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Reposted from Chiara: i know i am kind of a broken record because i talk about the same things all the time, but here is the deal: indiana is finally trying to implement a broad sexual asssault prevention plan, and insted of having random “professionals” decide what is best, they are asking hoosiers to fill […]


Healthcare and the state update

October 1st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Healthcare and the State continued There are few feelings better than knowing that someone’s got your back, or at least is looking out for you, or at the very, very least is holding up their end of being accountable to you.  So, I was really excited when my primary medical provider’s office called me and […]


A tail of different healthcare experiences

September 18th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I went to my first doctor’s appointment under the Healthy Indiana Plan yesterday, and went to the Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinic to get my records from the checkup I had there a year ago.  I wanted to write about these experiences and it seemed convenient to frame it in the metaphors of ‘a tale […]


A PMP, finally

August 5th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | 1 Comment

Working a lot with computers, acronyms have become second nature – lately it’s been SIP and DID and PBX and a slew of other ones.  Somehow though, I’m surprised when I realize that they don’t just exist in the realm of computer technology.  I’m more surprised when, in these other contexts, they no longer seem […]


Switching Doctors Failed!

July 29th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I tried calling the doctor I selected last week to schedule an appointment.  The receptionist said they were no longer accepting new patients, even though I selected this doctor from a list that an MDWise rep gave me of doctors that, according to their system, were accepting new patients.   The receptionist at the doctor’s office […]


Healthy Indiana Plan: Scheduling a Physical

July 23rd, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I have gotten my information packet from MDWise but I had to call to get my RID number and assigned physician. Today I got my second POWER account bill from MDWise, but it said I didn’t owe anything. I tried to call my physician to schedule a physical and they said that the doctor was […]


Healthy Indiana Plan Update

July 8th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I still haven’t gotten my introductory literature from my health provider (MDWise) or my second month’s bill for my POWER account.  I called MDWise and they said they were behind on sending them but that I should receive them “soon”.  The rep also said that I shouldn’t worry about being late on my POWER account […]


More on healthcare

June 26th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I just wanted to post a link to an old post about the Healthy Indiana Plan because it’s got some recent comment activity that might be of use to some.  You can find that post here.  I believe that the point of contact for the HIP is the FSSA, so many of the issues discussed […]


Healthy Indiana Plan application status

February 29th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | 2 Comments

So I’ve been tracking my application to the Healthy Indiana Plan on this blog and I recently got a comment asking if I had heard anything about the status of my application.   I haven’t yet heard anything back about this plan, either through regular or electronic mail.  I will post more as I find out […]