Healthy Indiana Plan

Local News
4:57 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Indiana Extends Health Plan For Thousands Amid Federal Exchange Glitches

More than 10,000 low-income Indiana residents who participate in a state-run insurance plan will be able to keep their benefits through April.

The Family and Social Services Administration announced today it is extending its Healthy Indiana Plan for participants who earn between 100 percent and 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The move will give members more time to obtain coverage through the federal health care exchange.

Spokesman Jim Gavin says many HIP members have struggled to enroll in the exchange because of technical issues.

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Politics
5:26 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Bill Clears Indiana Senate Panel

The Indiana Senate Public Health Committee is advancing a proposal to expand Medicaid using the state's health savings account plan.

The panel voted 9-3 today to request that the federal government allow Indiana to use its Healthy Indiana Plan to cover the roughly 400,000 residents who would qualify under an expansion.

The measure, which has the backing of Gov. Mike Pence, now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.   A similar proposal has been introduced in the House.

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