Governor Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan has been met with both support and criticism in Indiana.
The state is holding a public comment period while it seeks federal approval to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan.
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.