Indiana wins approval for Medicaid expansion

January 27, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) has struck a long-awaited deal with the White House that allows the state to move forward with its own plan to expand Medicaid while still receiving a windfall of federal dollars. Pence received a green light for the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, which he called the "first-ever consumer-driven healthcare plan for a low-income population." The plan does come with a twist: it bucks the federal government's blueprint for Medicaid expansion by requiring participants to pay a monthly premium to help offset costs.