Public weighs in on Pence health care proposal

Mike Pence

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials are hearing from the public on a proposal to expand Medicaid using the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan.

Gov. Mike Pence rolled out the proposal to expand coverage for low-income residents this month. It’s based on the hybrid health savings account plan already being used by the state, but also adopts some key requirements of Medicaid.

The Family and Social Services Administration will host a public hearing on the plan Wednesday morning in Indianapolis.

Pence is asking federal officials for permission to use the state-run plan instead of traditional Medicaid to expand health care coverage. If the federal government approves, it would pay for the expansion the same as in other states that have approved a Medicaid expansion. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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