Hundreds Rally For Governor's Healthy Indiana Plan
Governor Mitch Daniels addressed hundreds of Hoosiers who rallied in the Statehouse today in support of the Governor's Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) currently being considered by the Legislature. Many attending the rally wore HIP buttons and carried hand-made signs showing their support.
Governor Daniels thanked those attending and encouraged them to continue communicating their support for the Healthy Indiana Plan to their Legislators. He emphasized that now is the time for action to fully fund smoking cessation programs, provide immunizations for children and offer health insurance for thousands of uninsured Hoosiers. He again cited the fact that raising the cigarette tax lowers the rate of youth and adult smoking.
Also addressing the supporters were