INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) - Indiana is being granted a limited extension of its Healthy Indiana Plan while state and federal health care leaders continue negotiating a possible Medicaid expansion.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved extending the state-run plan through the end of next year while lowering the income level for eligibility.
Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he was "grateful" for the negotiations with the Obama administration and is still seeking to use the plan as a vehicle for Medicaid expansion.
Pence and legislative leaders had originally sought to use HIP to cover more than 400,000 uninsured residents under the federal Medicaid expansion. But Pence's health care advisers lowered their sights following a June meeting with federal officials.
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