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.
An Indiana lawmaker says she plans to continue fighting for legislation that would make it easier to identify lead poisoning in children.
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.
Under a proposal, Hoosiers would have to average 20 hours a week of work or another qualifying activity to get Medicaid.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced it will support state policies that require people to work for their Medicaid coverage.
Members of Congress from Indiana were urged to reject a budget that cuts federal health spending, supports deportation and mass incarceration.
Indiana clinics will be able to bill Medicaid for bundled treatment services starting September 1.
An Indiana University study found a 3-4 percent reduction in the number of people receiving supplemental security income