"Hoosiers deserve access to reasonable and affordable healthcare plans. The Affordable Care Act provided a catalyst for change, but needs improvement. Ideally statewide employees should be on a plan that provides known and reasonable benefits for those enrolled."
"This moment has shown the resilience of our communities, state, and nation. When this is resolved, any policies enacted must be to better prepare for and prevent such occurrences."
Hurley Thanks Covid-19 Responders
In this time of crisis, I wanted to thank all those who have risen to meet the needs of our lives. Healthcare workers, first responders, and EMS are on the frontlines of this situation and deserve our praise and support. Educators have adapted curriculum to serve their students and communities. Food service and grocery workers meet our dietary needs as safely as possible. Farmers and truckers continue their labors to feed and supply our nation. Skilled-trades workers continue to build our state and country. Small business owners continue to look out for the communities they serve. Postal workers deliver an important form of contact. Custodial and sanitation service workers strive to fully clean public spaces. Journalists keep us informed of ever evolving situations. This moment has shown the resilience of our communities, state, and nation. When this is resolved, any policies enacted must be to better prepare for and prevent such occurrences. Those with experience and expertise must be sought to shape those policies rather than relying on political rhetoric. We must remember, respect, and support all those workers who have allowed us to progress forward.
Candidate for State Representative
Indiana District 75
Battling Covid-19: What mild looks like.
28 April 2020 updated 15 June 2020
Update: Julie finally tested negative for the first time on May 22 and again on May 26. She has good days and bad days, but still had lingering symptoms keeping her from going back to work for nearly two weeks after testing negative. Her first day back was June 3, more than two months after having her first symptom of COVID-19.
Julie Potts is an Occupational Therapist in a long term care facility. Julie began having symptom on Monday March 30, and tested positive for the virus on Tuesday March 31. Since then Julie has experienced a myriad of symptoms, from shortness of breath and coughing to extreme fatigue and vomiting. Julie has been in contact by phone with her doctor, but Monday April 27 (28 days since she was first diagnosed) was the first time she was instructed to finally be seen in person. Julie is still battling the virus, as are so many other Hoosiers.
While not everyone experiences COVID-19 in the same way, people all over our state are putting their lives at risk everyday to fight it and provide us with necessities. As fellow Hoosiers, we must continue to do our part to support and protect them, and ourselves.