Senator DonatoSenator Donato said in a recent release, “Interim study committees are wrapping up, and the Indiana General Assembly has worked hard to review the state’s top issues identified during the prior legislative session.”

This summer and fall, the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services has been studying the factors contributing to the state’s growing health care and prescription drug costs.

In 2017, Employers’’ Forum of Indiana, an employer-led health care coalition, commissioned studies on the rising health care costs across Indiana. The first study revealed there is a wide variation in the average health care costs assessed to Hoosiers, and the second study revealed Indiana had the highest health care prices when compared to 24 other states.

Senator Donato said, “I look forward to reviewing the interim study committee’s final report in the coming weeks as we consider what can be done at the state level to help reduce health care costs.”

She closed her comments saying, “Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this topic or others that I can address. You can reach me by email at or by calling 800-382-9467.”