The IBJ's The Dose column points out that 232,000 Hoosiers hang in the balance of pending negotiations between the Pence administration and the Obama administration.
Viewed in percentage terms, nearly 12 percent of Indiana’s 6.5 million people are currently uninsured. The onset of Obamacare, including an expansion of Medicaid coverage, would cut that number by nearly half, to 6 percent.In better Medicaid news, the state of Indiana has reversed some recession-era rate cuts, restoring provider rates for Traditional Medicaid & Hoosier Healthwise back to pre-2010 levels.
But if Indiana does not expand Medicaid coverage, its uninsured population will remain at nearly 10 percent.
Michigan continues to negotiate both intrastate and with the federal government regarding just how restrictive state lawmakers may make the Medicaid program while still receiving new expansion funds under the Affordable Care Act.
Health Affairs studies the impact on both numbers and rates of uninsured by state, whether each state opts in or out of Medicaid Expansion.