The overarching theme at Sunday’s “Rally to Save Healthcare” was “health is a human right.”
Under former Governor Mike Pence, Indiana expanded Medicaid, with the Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP 2.0.
If confirmed, Seema Verma will work in the Trump administration, bringing experience designing Indiana’s unique Medicaid expansion to national conversations.
More than half a million Hoosiers are now covered because of the ACA, but a new report indicates that a small percentage of those people will see rising rates.
A state-commissioned evaluation by the Lewin Group found the majority of enrollees both below and above the poverty line chose the so-called “HIP Plus” account.
The move to codify HIP 2.0 in state law helps solidify the initiative but it may also pose restrictions.
Approximately 87-percent of Medicaid-eligible Hoosier kids had health insurance coverage in 2014.
The federal evaluation is to determine if transportation costs are preventing access to care.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will evaluate whether a waiver to HIP 2.0 causes patients to miss appointments.
Critics have argued at one year old, locking HIP 2.0 into state statute is premature.