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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: #228313 on Jun 22nd 2017 9:16 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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Gateway to Work doesn't work well to begin with, making it mandatory isn't going to make it a less of a waste of time and resources. Creating another hoop for people to jump through just makes an already difficult system to navigate even more difficult. This will only result in more time and energy from participants being spent navigating that system. It's common knowledge in social services that navigating health care in Indiana is a part time job in and of itself. Adding more to that job just means that people have less time to figure out how to get out of their current situation and into a better one. I want to believe that this idea was conceived with the best of intentions. But if the intent is to get people working, don't bother spending time and money asking Medicaid to require it AND enforce it -- people already want to, and we already have Dept of Workforce Development and other departments with all hands on deck. Don't waste money on administering this amendment.
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