The state wants to continue using the Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP, as its health insurance program for low-income Hoosiers not covered by Medicaid.
The bill directs the state to continue negotiations with the federal government, seeking a way to compromise on Medicaid expansion.
Rep. Ed DeLaney's proposal would have expanded Medicaid if the federal government did not approve the state's request to use the Healthy Indiana Plan.
The budget proposed Friday does not include money for Medicaid expansion in Indiana.
They propose instead to continue using the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Gregg says a hybrid system, in which the state and federal government co-run the exchange is the best option that will help reduce the state’s costs.
In the second part of WFIU's two-part health care series, lawmakers weigh in on other possible solutions to the Healthy Indiana Plan waiting list problem.
Despite a highly-touted state health care program and possible federal changes, thousands of Hoosiers could still be left without health coverage.