(AP) — The Indiana Senate Public Health Committee is advancing a proposal
to expand Medicaid using the state's health savings account plan.
voted 9-3 Wednesday afternoon to request that the federal government allow
Indiana to use its Healthy Indiana Plan to cover the roughly 400,000
residents who would qualify under an expansion.
now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Health and Provider Services Committee is expected to take up a similar
proposal later Wednesday.
actuary has estimated a full expansion alone would cost roughly $2 billion
over seven years. The Indiana Hospital Association released a study Monday
placing that cost at about $500 million.
say they don't know yet how much it could cost to use the Healthy Indiana