Affordable Care Act

Health & Science
4:09 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Healthy Indiana Plan Extended One Year

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announcing the extension of the Healthy Indiana Plan Tuesday.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

More than 36 thousand Hoosiers with health insurance through the Healthy Indiana Plan will get to keep their plans for another year.  Indiana reached an agreement with the federal government for an extension of the state’s health insurance program for low-income Hoosiers through 2014.

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Politics & Government
3:33 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Bosma Says Legislature is Done with ACA This Year

Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

House Speaker Brian Bosma says the legislature is largely finished dealing with implementation of the Affordable Care Act this session.

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Politics & Government
2:00 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Hoosier legislators wary of Medicaid expansion

Indiana Senate President Pro-Tem David Long talks with reporters.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

State lawmakers say discussion over how best to implement the Affordable Care Act will continue in the second half of this year’s legislative session.  But Republican leaders say uncertainty about the financial burden placed on the state by Medicaid expansion likely eliminates that option.

Fully expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act would add around 400,000 more Hoosiers to the program.  For the first three years, the federal government will cover the entire cost.  After that, the cost would be split, with the federal government eventually contributing 90%. 

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