Ind. Gov. Seeks To Extend State Program, Not Expand Medicaid

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 10:14 PM EST) -- The Republican governor of Indiana on Wednesday announced that his state would not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and asked federal regulators to instead extend the state's Healthy Indiana Plan, a high-deductible health savings account plan for the poor.

"Medicaid is broken," Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. "In Indiana, an expansion of traditional Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act would cost our taxpayers upwards of $2 billion over the next seven years."

Instead, he asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...
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