The budget proposed Friday does not include money for Medicaid expansion in Indiana.
David Orentlicher says Indiana should expand Medicaid because the federal government would bear most of the cost.
State officials are still waiting to find out how the federal health care law will affect Indiana‘s own health plan for the uninsured.
Indiana hospitals are getting higher Medicaid reimbursement rates because of a new state program, which is set to expire June 30, 2013.
Indiana could see its Medicaid costs rise by more than $600 million during the next seven years once the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
The Seventh Circuit Court says the Family and Social Social Services Administration (FSSA) cannot impose a $1000 cap on Medicaid dental coverage.
The state could pay anywhere between $600 million and $2.6 billion more for its Medicaid coverage in the next seven years because of the Affordable Care Act.
Indiana must implement several provisions of the health care law now that it has been ruled constitutional.
Indiana legislators are trying to figure out what the Supreme Court's ruling on Medicaid means for the state.
The budget passed in the U.S. House of Representatives would take away some of the state's funding for Medicaid and Medicare.