Report: Obamacare would lower Hoosier uninsured rate by nearly 55%

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Indiana could see a huge drop in uninsured Hoosiers if it expands Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

A new report from the Kaiser Foundation says the number of uninsured Hoosiers would drop nearly 55 percent. That would be the eighth-largest decrease across the country.

Many Republicans, including Governor Mike Pence, are opposed to expanding Medicaid eligibility, though.

Instead, Pence wants to see Healthy Indiana expanded.  Unlike Medicaid, Healthy Indiana has caps and requires cost-sharing.

The state is now in negotiations with the federal Health and Human Services Secretary about permission to use the program beyond this year.

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