Indiana’s Medicaid Expansion Program Under The Microscope As Officials Seek Three-Year Renewal
Meanwhile, a report examines who gained insurance as a result of Ohio's expansion and New Hampshire's governor expresses optimism about how the Trump administration plans to reshape Medicaid and the health law will impact the state.
Indiana's Medicaid Expansion Plan Under Scrutiny
Indiana officials are not directly responding to claims that they cooked the books when assessing the performance of the state's Medicaid expansion plan. They instead say measures that require beneficiaries to help pay for premiums and contribute to health savings accounts are helping people become more personally responsible while providing them coverage. Indiana's Medicaid expansion program, known as Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 is on track to end Jan. 31, 2018. The state has requested a three-year renewal. (Dickson, 2/28)
Who Are The 700,000 Ohioans Receiving Health Insurance Under Medicaid Expansion?
Who are the 700,000 Ohioans who have received health insurance under Medicaid expansion? And has the insurance really made a difference? A state report conducted for the Ohio General Assembly provides a snapshot, based on questioning of new Medicaid recipients added as a result of Obamacare. (Exner, 2/28)
New Hampshire Union Leader:
Sununu: Trump Has NH Solution For Health Care
President Donald Trump will soon unveil options for revamping Medicaid and health care policy that will benefit New Hampshire, according to Gov. Chris Sununu who, along with other governors, got a preview of Trump’s plans at the winter meeting of the National Governors Association. “The options I’ve seen put out there are strong,” he said, “and I think we can use them to work within our state to design a New Hampshire solution.” Sununu said repealing and replacing Obamacare was the number-one issue of the weekend, and that the future of Medicaid, a major expense for every state, was high on the agenda as the President prepared to address Congress tonight. (Solomon, 2/28)