A group of non-profits organizations sent a letter to Governor Eric Holcomb this week, urging him to reconsider a new Healthy Indiana Plan, HIP, rule.
Research shows the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare cut the number of people suffering from cancer without insurance by 30 percent.
Indiana’s Medicaid program got an update on Feb. 2 when the federal government approved a new version of the Healthy Indiana Plan.
New changes to Indiana’s Medicaid program may make it easier for women to keep continuous health coverage during pregnancy.
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.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced it will support state policies that require people to work for their Medicaid coverage.
Starting Dec. 1, patients on Indiana’s Healthy Indiana Plan will have an easier time getting certain opioid addiction medications.
When pressed again, Holcomb said the Senate bill was too much of a moving target to provide specific data.