Pence Wins Approval to Expand Medicaid in Indiana on State TermsMark Niquette and Kristin Jensen
Indiana wins federal approval to accept Medicaid expansion under Obamacare using state plan for insuring low-income adults, Republican Governor Mike Pence says.
- Obama administration approves state’s application for waiver from Medicaid rules to offer coverage to 350k starting Feb. 1
- NOTE: Pence, potential 2016 presidential candidate, has been negotiating with federal officials about expanding Healthy Indiana Plan he says promotes “consumer-driven” health care, with features such as required monthly contributions
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