3,400 people being added to Healthy Indiana Plan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Family and Social Services Administration is adding 3,400 people to the rolls of the state's health care plan for low-income residents.

FSSA Secretary Debra Minott announced Friday the state had culled through an extensive waiting list and accepted the new applicants for coverage.

The news comes as Republican Gov. Mike Pence continues negotiations with federal officials to expand Medicaid using the state plan.

The Pence administration won a one-year extension of the plan from the federal government last year. As part of the extension, eligibility requirements were lowered to the federal poverty level from twice that amount.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asked for the lower eligibility level on the assumption residents earning above that level would qualify for subsidies through the federal insurance website.

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