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.
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.
The proposed changes were quietly released Wednesday in a letter from Gov. Holcomb. The proposal will be open for public comment until June 23.
In 2015, Indiana expanded its Medicaid program -- HIP 2.0 -- under the Affordable Care Act. The program extended coverage to about 250,000 Hoosiers.
Under former Governor Mike Pence, Indiana expanded Medicaid, with the Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP 2.0.
These are the stories that kept Hoosiers talking in 2015.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long is warning of far-reaching consequences if the government rejects Indiana's request to expand the Healthy Indiana plan.
Indiana is cutting off enrollment in the Healthy Indiana Plan because the program has reached this year’s funding limit.