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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

State Medicaid Program – Indiana

Indiana’s Medicaid alternative life-saving and frustrating, By Maureen Groppe, April 3, 2017, Indianapolis Star: “Indiana’s alternative Medicaid program enabled one Hoosier to get life-saving back surgery. Others who have told the federal government about their experiences with the Healthy Indiana Program also credit HIP 2.0 with saving their lives through care they would not have previously been able to afford. ‘If it wasn’t for HIP 2.0, I would be dead,’ one patient wrote in comments the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collected as part of the agency’s consideration of Indiana’s request to continue the program, which has been touted as a model for other states. Criticism, however, was more prevalent than praise in the nearly 100 comments submitted…”