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Some states consider slashing payments to parents who care for disabled kids

Apr 1, 2024
At least 12 states have proposed cutting payments that thousands of families rely on. The Dewitt family in Indiana is one of them.
Jackson Dewitt is one of around 1,600 children who receive services through the Attendant Care Program. The stipend his mother, Jennifer, gets for providing around-the-clock care for him helps the family stay afloat.
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What's the economic cost of untreated mental illness? One state did the math.

Dec 19, 2023
Indiana lost over $4 billion in 2019 from the condition, research shows. Effects include a smaller workforce and premature deaths.
Willie Frazier, an Indiana resident who has no health insurance, is suffering from untreated mental illness. “Depression is real,” he says. “And it can hit you anywhere."
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In some states, undocumented students miss out on in-state tuition

Apr 19, 2023
In Indiana, an undocumented student might pay almost $17,000 more per year.
Ivy Tech Community College student Renee Contreras sits inside the school’s Center for Intercultural Excellence in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday, March 20, 2023.
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