Healthcare

2022-2023 Budget Addressing Critical Health Needs

  • Appropriates $50M in funding for the Health Issues and Challenges grant program to spur the development of innovative policies that will improve the health outcomes of Hoosiers (HB 1007)
  • Appropriates $10M per year to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for home health care providers and $2M per year to increase rates for assisted living providers
  • Increases funding for sexual assault victims’ assistance by 33%, or about $500K per fiscal year
  • Establishes a tax on electronic cigarettes
  • Funds the All-Payer Claims Database (HB 1402)

The Healthy Indiana Plan is an innovative, fiscally responsible program that has helped and continues to help to improve the outcome and lives of many Hoosiers.

Most Americans like their health insurance, what they want actually want is lower prices with minimal disruption.  Much of their complaints revolve around high out-of-pocket drug prices, deductibles and hospital bills.

A  free-market system is shown to be the only reasonable method of reform that addresses the true underlying problems of the U.S. health care system and effectively lowers health care costs.  A healthcare  system that promotes individual responsibility with significant incentives for patients to make health care choices that provide value while allowing market forces to improve service, increase efficiency and foster the development of patient options is the best alternative.

Indiana has done an excellent job in providing healthcare for low income Hoosiers.  As a healthcare provider I have seen the benefits of and I support the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0.   This Indiana plan which covers more than 500,000 people,  uses a proven, consumer-driven approach that is delivering real results in a responsible, efficient, and effective way.

In June of 2020 The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration  announced it received approval from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for its HIP Workforce Bridge program – establishing a new, unique transitional phase for Healthy Indiana Plan members as they return to the workforce and to employer insurance or other health coverage.

The Healthy Indiana Plan is an innovative, fiscally responsible program that has helped and continues to help to improve the outcome and lives of many Hoosiers.