Indiana's uninsured rate fell slightly from last year, but the rates in other states fell more sharply as the Affordable Care Act went into effect.
The application for Medicaid expansion, submitted to the Federal Government on Wednesday, includes a requirement that applicants receive job skills training
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.
They propose instead to continue using the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Some lawmakers worry the beginning of the session will foster more cooperation than the end.
State legislators have decided not to create a statewide healthcare exchange but are considering a Medicaid expansion.