Pence Extends Healthy Indiana Plan

Pence Extends Healthy Indiana Plan

The nation’s first consumer directed program for Medicaid recipients, known as the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), will continue for thousands of Hoosiers, for at least another year.
 
The nation’s first consumer directed program for Medicaid recipients, known as the healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), will continue for thousands of Hoosiers, for at least another year.

The Healthy Indiana Plan  is an affordable health insurance program for uninsured adult Hoosiers.

The program is sponsored by the state and only requires minimal monthly contributions from the participant.

“I'm pleased to announce that our administration has negotiated to extend the healthy Indiana plan through 2014,” said Governor Mike Pence.

Pence announced the continuation of the states Healthy Indiana Plan through the end of next year.

“The Healthy Indiana Plan, I believe is a homegrown plan that reflects Hoosier values that respects our citizens..,” said Pence.   

The limited HIP extension comes as state and federal leaders continue to negotiate broadening Indiana’s Medicaid program. If you recall, the state decided not to expand its Medicaid.

Under this compromise made with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the income ceiling for enrolling is reduced from 200 percent of the poverty level to 100 percent. 

Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration Debra  Minott. 

“Extending the Healthy Indiana Plan has been one of my top priorities since I joined the administration  in February. 

Some Democrats aren't behind Pence's decision saying that they think this plan will be meaningless to many low-income Hoosiers. 

The hip-program is funded by the cigarette tax and with the extension about 45,000  Hoosiers will be eligible to enroll...

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