Senate President Pro Tem David Long is warning of far-reaching consequences if the government rejects Indiana's request to expand the Healthy Indiana plan.
The state still awaits word on its proposed healthcare expansion plan known as HIP 2.0.
Indiana is cutting off enrollment in the Healthy Indiana Plan because the program has reached this year’s funding limit.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is beginning to plan the implementation of HIP 2.0, even though it isn't yet federally approved.
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.