Uninsured Hoosiers can get more info, sign up for care at event

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 20, 2015) – For the many living in Indiana without health insurance, an event is scheduled on Wednesday to help with sign up.

The Census Bureau says 885,340 Hoosiers under age 65 are not insured, that’s 16.1 percent of the state’s population.

In Marion County alone 156,117 people are without health insurance, 19.3 percent of the county’s population.

Organizers of the health care event say it’s being held to simplify the often confusing process of learning about health care and choosing a plan.

Participants can learn about Healthy Indiana Plan, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act and decide which plan is right for their family.

Advisors will be on hand to let participants know what documents are needed to sign up. Then a later date will be set for the participant to return and sign up.

“Insurance care is so important for you and for the ones you love, and it has an impact on your quality of life,” said Peggy Homeier with Franciscan St. Francis Hospital. “We’ve seen people who have wealth and have a house lose it all, so it’s devastating.”

Health Insurance Event:

  • Wednesday, May 20
  • 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Franciscan St. Francis Health (Emerson Ave. and Stop 11, Indianapolis), Cancer Center
  • Free and open to the public

For more information on HIP 2.0, click here or call 1-877-GET-HIP-9.