Research shows the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare cut the number of people suffering from cancer without insurance by 30 percent.
Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill is one of 20 state officials lobbing a new attack at the Affordable Care Act.
Indiana’s Medicaid program got an update on Feb. 2 when the federal government approved a new version of the Healthy Indiana Plan.
The federal government approved the expanded coverage earlier this month as part of the Healthy Indiana Plan’s Medicaid waiver extension.
The changes are part of last week’s federal authorization, which allows Indiana to continue operating HIP 2.0 for another three years.
Indiana is now the second state that will make people work in order to receive Medicaid benefits.
The extension buys time for the state and federal government to finalize details of how the program works.
Holcomb wants able-bodied, low-income residents to work at least 20 hours a week for eight months a year to receive state-supported health care coverage.
Holcomb is seeking permission to require some adults to have a job or to enroll in a work-readiness program to qualify for Medicaid.
The state submitted its proposal May 25 to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services before receiving public comment in Indiana on the measure