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Questionnaire NameThe Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 - Amendment
DescriptionOn May 25, 2017, Indiana submitted an amendment to the section 1115 demonstration, Health Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0. The application requests, along with other technical revisions, to (1) require beneficiaries to participate in Gateway to Work, the HIP job training and employment services program, (2) change the monthly premium contributions from two percent of a beneficiary's income to income tiers that are about two percent of income, (3) phasing out the HIP Employer Link employer sponsored insurance program. On July 20, 2017, the state submitted a slightly revised amendment that addresses public comments received. The federal comment period opened on July 25, 2017 and closes on August 31, 2017.
Response FromID: #228265 on Jun 14th 2017 4:31 pm
The Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 - Amendment

The Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 - Amendment

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

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The federal comment period opened on June 9, 2017.

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I realize the CMS director thinks Indiana is the bee's knees since she helped craft our program for the disastrous Gov McDaniels, but before you go giving Indiana free rein, please do a Google search on the problems beneficiaries have been having with the HIP iterations. Also, I work in the health care advocacy field, and I can tell you that Indiana is still not ready for prime time since the abortive privatization of Indiana welfare programs under Daniels. The only reason attorneys are not complaining to the regional CMS office is that FSSA responds to them through special email addresses not known to the general public. The error rate here in Medicaid program eligibility is horrendous. So before you cut Indiana any more slack, how about making them step up and fix the programs they have?!