Indiana Economic Digest | Indiana
Advanced Search

• Most Recent




home : most recent : statewide implications May 28, 2017


3/13/2017 6:11:00 PM
Gov. Eric Holcomb wants federal funds for Medicaid expansion in Indiana

Niki Kelly, Journal Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Eric Holcomb is hoping federal funding stays in place for Indiana's Medicaid expansion.

"I want to make sure that we are compassionate and we cover the Hoosiers that we are right now," he said Monday. "I completely believe we have to fix the Affordable Care Act, and the repeal was the right first step, but the devil's always in the details."

Holcomb's stance comes as Congress is working on a health care replacement plan that could shift the financial burden to the states for millions of Americans' health care.

A report from the Congressional Budget Office issued Monday said up to 21 million Americans could lose coverage by 2021 and that number could rise to 24 million by 2026.

"The reductions in insurance coverage between 2018 and 2026 would stem in large part from changes in Medicaid enrollment — because some states would discontinue their expansion of eligibility," the report said.

Related Links:
• The Journal Gazette full text

Related Stories:
• EDITORIAL: Proposed health care plan would harm many Americans
• Legislative public forum brings hoots, jeers at Posey County forum
• EDITORIAL: Don't undercut Hoosiers' health care
• Hoosiers ponder what comes after Affordable Care Act
• EDITORIAL: Obamacare led to HIP 2.0, and plan deserves support
• Holcomb now urges Congressional support of jeopardized GOP health care bill
• IU expert: CBO report could threaten health plan
• GOP health care plan could hit Wabash Valley hard, Rose-Hulman economist says
• EDITORIAL: Indiana's HIP 2.0 offers better course for fixing health care

Copyright 2017, www.journalgazette.net






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved