Holcomb still waiting on federal approval for Healthy Indiana Plan work mandate

NW Indiana Times, Dec. 4, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS ā€” The federal government has yet to approve Gov. Eric Holcomb’s plan to require some Indiana Medicaid recipients be employed or seeking work as a condition of receiving health coverage.

The Republican told reporters Wednesday that state officials were in Washington, D.C., meeting with their federal counterparts about Holcomb’s idea to impose a work mandate on approximately 130,000 Hoosiers served by Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, also known as HIP.

Holcomb said the state’s request, submitted to the federal government in July as part of its application to renew HIP through 2021, is not a done deal.

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