3,400 people being added to Healthy Indiana Plan - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

3,400 people being added to Healthy Indiana Plan

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INDIANAPOLIS -

The Family and Social Services Administration is adding 3,400 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 to expand Medicaid using the state plan.

The Pence administration won a one-year extension of the trial program from the federal government last year. As part of that extension, the eligibility requirements were lowered from 200 percent of the federal poverty level to 100 percent.

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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