Health & Science
1:43 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Pew: Dental Care Lacking for Hoosier Kids on Medicaid

Two-thirds of low-income Hoosier children on Medicaid did not receive dental care in 2011.

Listen to Brandon Smith's story about a new Pew study showing a majority of Hoosier children on Medicaid did not receive dental care in 2011.

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Politics & Government
11:22 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Governor Raises Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

Indiana Hospital Association President Doug Leonard.
Credit Courtesy / Indiana Hospital Association

Health care providers across Indiana will receive more money from Medicaid reimbursement after Governor Mike Pence Wednesday announced a rate increase.

Listen to Brandon Smith's story on the increase in Indiana Medicaid reimbursement rates.

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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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