The federal government has extended Indiana's pilot health insurance program for another year, while the state looks for other ways to expand health care.
A new labor agreement also includes pay increases and more benefits for part-time employees.
State lawmakers say Indiana can’t afford to continue delaying implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The speech will be Mike Pence's first GOP response as governor. He delivered it several times while in Congress.
The Obama administration is delaying the requirement that employers offer health care to their workers until 2015.
Some legislators say they worry Indiana will miss out on the first year of federal funding for healthcare expansion.
The state has created a new form patients will fill out to indicate their wishes for health care. The form will be used at any facility the patient visits.
The percentage of Indiana residents who have health insurance through their employers has fallen by about 15 percent over the last decade.
House Ways and Means Chair Tim Brown says he will not advance a bill addressing implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers with fifty or more employees will need to provide health insurance to those working more than 30 hours per week.