Healthy Indiana Plan
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is only half-joking when he describes a new law permitting the sale of uninspected frozen rabbit meat at roadside stands as the jobs bill of the just-concluded 2013 legislative session.
It’s clear that low-income, working Hoosiers without health insurance and Indiana’s economy as a whole would benefit from expanding coverage. Whether it is through the Healthy Indiana Plan or under the Medicaid provisions under health reform, we cannot wait to act.
INDIANAPOLIS | In a Statehouse filled with Republicans diligently working to undermine implementation of the Affordable Care Act, state Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, is instead seeking a path under the federal law that ensures low-income Hoosiers gain access to low-cost health care.
INDIANAPOLIS | It was always a long-shot that Indiana would expand eligibility for its Medicaid program as directed by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, given the distrust of the federal government by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
INDIANAPOLIS | Barring an epiphany by Republican leaders at the Statehouse, Indiana appears likely to become one of just a few states nationwide refusing to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
Indiana, like other states, is trying to figure out how to comply with the federal law compelling states to expand Medicaid eligibility so more uninsured Americans get health care coverage. There's a catch, though, because states pay a portion of the cost of Medicaid.
INDIANAPOLIS | Debate and discussion over whether Indiana will expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act will continue for at least the next two months.
INDIANAPOLIS | The House did not vote prior to a Monday deadline on legislation to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act using the Healthy Indiana Plan as a model.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence and Republican state lawmakers have drawn a line in the sand on expanding Medicaid eligibility that all but guarantees some 400,000 uninsured Hoosiers will be unable to obtain or afford health coverage next year.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, will lead the effort to expand Indiana's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, potentially providing health coverage to about 400,000 additional low-income Hoosiers at little cost to the state.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana could fully implement the Affordable Care Act and provide Medicaid health coverage to a half million uninsured Hoosiers for at least four years without requiring any new revenue.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana education and health leaders will work together next month to provide child health screenings and enroll children in health insurance programs.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana lawmakers and the state's next governor will decide next year whether up to 500,000 more low-income Hoosiers will receive Medicaid health coverage starting in 2014.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels asked federal health officials Wednesday for permission to continue operating the Healthy Indiana Plan after 2012.
In this letter sent Wednesday, Gov. Mitch Daniels asks U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to permit Indiana to continue offering low-income Hoosiers health insurance through the Healthy Indiana Plan after 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's health insurance program for low-income, childless adults will enroll up to 8,000 Hoosiers already on its waiting list and accept new applications for any remaining open slots.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels does not like the federal health reform law enacted last year, but he's nevertheless taking steps to prepare Indiana for its implementation.
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