Indiana Gov. Reveals Alternative Medicaid Expansion Plan
On Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) unveiled a proposal to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan, an insurance program for low-income residents, as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Under the proposal, the federal government would pay for the full cost of the expansion -- which would cover an additional 350,000 low-income residents -- through 2016 when the state would gradually begin to pay up to 10% over several years. The proposal must undergo a 30-day review by the state before being submitted to CMS for final approval. Politico.
- "Mike Pence Proposes Indiana Medicaid Expansion Plan" (Cheney, Politico, 5/15).