HIP 2.0 would expand coverage to uninsured adults ages 19 to 64 with household income below 138 percent of the federal poverty limit.
Political analysts say the governor's plan to expand health care coverage is receiving broad support, which could position him well for future elections.
Gov. Mike Pence is proposing an expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan as an alternative to Medicaid expansion.
Pence says the country‘s ills will be cured through state capitals, not the federal capitol.
The state-run health coverage program is accepting everyone on its waiting list after tightening eligibility requirements.
Those covered under the Healthy Indiana Plan will receive coverage four more months because of troubles with enrollment under the federal exchanges.
Indiana has declined to expand Medicaid, but state officials say they still could expand coverage through the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Medicaid expansion advocacy groups rallied at the Statehouse yesterday to appeal to legislators returning for Organization Day to expand Medicaid in Indiana.
The governor says his administration is still in talks with the federal government over whether Indiana can use the Healthy Indiana Plan to expand Medicaid.
Federal and state officials are negotiating whether Indiana can expand health care coverage using its Medicaid alternative, the Healthy Indiana Plan.