INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new report that 182,000 low-income residents could
go without health insurance is refocusing attention on whether Indiana
will win an exception to expand Medicaid using the Healthy Indiana Plan.
The Kaiser Family Foundation reported this week that 28 percent of the
state's uninsured residents fall in that "gap" between Medicaid coverage
and subsidized insurance through the federal exchange.
Gov. Mike Pence won a one-year extension of Indiana's state-run
alternative to Medicaid this past summer. But negotiations with the
federal government for an expansion of the plan were pushed back.
Covering Kids and Families of Indiana Executive Director David Roos said
he is hopeful the state will secure an expansion. He points out the
uninsured residents in the "gap" detailed by Kaiser will still need health