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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: #228281 on Jun 15th 2017 9:30 am
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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Good health care for Hoosiers, all Hoosiers, benefits everyone who lives in the state. We all pay for health care in some way, whether through escalating insurance rates, doctor fees or higher prescription costs. Low-income Hoosiers pay too. Poor health is a drain on family resources. Family wage earners miss work, can't attend their children's school activities, and spend what little resources they have on over the counter,costly medications that mostly don't work because the condition hasn't been properly diagnosed. Access to physician care saves money in the long run by targeting treatment through proper diagnosis. I am a HIP 2.0 recipient. I have been classified "medically frail" due to years of battling high blood pressure, arthritis and depression. I was denied insurance when I was working and could afford it,due to pre-existing conditions. The exact words of the agent were "There's no way my company will write a policy for you." I am a college-educated former small-business owner. Not everyone on public assistance is a "slacker"' As a matter of fact, most of us DO work in some way, whether working at a low-paying retail job, caring for grandchildren while the parents work, or caring for an elderly parent, like I do. EVERYONE DESERVES GOOD HEALTH. This work requirement ignores the reality of life for low-income Hoosiers, and puts another barrier between us and good health.
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