Advocacy

The Indiana Health Industry Forum provides guidance and leadership on public policy issues that contribute to innovation in the health science sector, deliver therapies to patients in need, and further the development and growth of our member companies. IHIF works at the federal and state level and partners with several other organizations and groups to support specific initiatives and legislation.

Some of the Issues We’re Following in 2019:

  • Effects of the Government Shutdown
  • Market Access/Trade Agreements
  • Permanent Repeal of the Medical Device Tax
  • Reform of the Affordable Care Act
  • Preservation of the Bayh-Dole Act
  • Dangers of Drug Importation
  • State and Federal Measures Around Data Privacy and Security
  • Support the Fostering Innovation Act
    • Read Rep. Trey Hollingsworth’s Statement here
  • Understanding the Value of Medicines
  • Support for Medicare broadly and specifically Part D and Part B
  • Creation of a Transferable State Venture Capital Investment Tax Credit
  • Broad State Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Building State Telemedicine Infrastructure
  • Support for Public Health Initiatives Addressing Mental Health and Addiction
  • More IHIF policy news and statements – here

Contact Your Elected Officials

IHIF Legislative Programs and Events

IHIF Members have access to several special programs and briefings throughout the year.

  • Annual Legislative Breakfast Briefing  –  February 6, 2019
  • State Legislative Update at February Life Sciences Luncheon 2/19/19
    • Watch video from 2018 Life Sciences Lunch here
  •   BIO Fly-In (Washington, D.C.) – April 3-4, 2019
    • IHIF members are welcome to participate in this annual fly-in program which includes a legislative briefing, reception, and day of meetings with Indiana legislators on Capitol Hill.

Our Policy Partners

         

Become a Member of IHIF

For those companies without a manufacturing presence and predominantly interested in public policy issues in Indiana, IHIF is pleased to offer a special $1,500 Government Affairs Membership rate.  Apply on-line now!