Baltimore, MD; July 17, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care enthusiastically endorses the fantastic first-time candidate and nurse Amie Neiling to represent Indiana State House District 32. A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, she has worked as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, and workplace specialist, helping adolescents and adults further their skills in the health care field as they look for employment. As a result, she knows about the economic, social, and healthcare challenges faced by Hoosiers and comes with practical, compassionate ideas to fix them. Already the Democratic nominee, Neiling stands a good chance to help ordinary Hoosiers retake their State House and put Indiana on a path to treat its most vulnerable with kindness.
Neiling believes in a single-payer health care system, starting with Medicaid buy-in to expand what works to those who need care. Hoosiers have painful experience with the imperfections and inequalities of our system. Those with substance use disorder face stigma in getting needed treatment, and physicians must overcome barriers in treating those with chronic pain. Neiling understands that a complicated problem like the effect and use of opiates requires a multifaceted solution.
Neiling also knows that racism affects Hoosiers as they seek good jobs and just healthcare, and realizes that we must provide equitable and accessible education for future health care professionals among African Americans and people of color.
Women are autonomous human beings who deserve equal access to health. Neiling will be unafraid to roll back restrictions on reproductive health care (including abortion) which make life difficult for so many Hoosier women.
Join us in getting Amie Neiling to the Indiana State House!