Healthy Indiana Plan Expansion Proposal

Low-income Indiana residents will have more health-insurance options under a two-tiered plan Governor Mike Pence plans to unveil today.  The proposal is an attempt to win federal approval to continue insuring poor Indiana residents through the state-run Healthy Indiana Plan rather than by expanding Medicaid. Officials say as part of the proposal, participants enrolled in the first tier would receive very limited coverage at little or no cost. A higher level dubbed HIP Plus would include dental and vision coverage and require participants to pay in.  Pence’s new proposal has not yet been submitted to the federal government.