INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Industry representatives say the Indiana’s expanded health care program for low-income residents is functioning smoothly so far.
Federal officials in January approved expanding the existing Healthy Indiana Plan into a larger program that Gov. Mike Pence has dubbed HIP 2.0. It uses federal Medicaid funds under President Barack Obama’s health care law to cover people with incomes under 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports that state enrollment in HIP 2.0 has climbed to nearly 290,000 participants.
Industry officials said during a Thursday public hearing in Indianapolis that the program has functioned smoothly in the months since its implementation.
State Medicaid Director Joe Moser says the state is fielding inquiries from other states on how the program works.