Whether we’re Black, white or brown, when it comes to our health, we all want to make sure we can prevent, treat or recover from illness or injury without fearing we’ll go bankrupt. For over 2 million Hoosier kids, adults, and disabled people, Medicaid provides the essential healthcare coverage we all need to get and stay well.
But there are changes coming to Medicaid this spring which could result in over half a million Hoosiers losing their healthcare! Indiana’s elected officials must take action this year to protect and improve Indiana’s Medicaid programs, so that ALL Hoosier families, no exceptions, can get the care they deserve.
Funding our families by:
•Increasing the mental health care budget as per the recommendation of Indiana’s Behavioral Health Commission and the
Governor (SB 1 & HB 1001)
•Making certain that funding for FSSA, which administers Medicaid in Indiana, increases to match the costs of inflation (HB 1001)
Reducing barriers to quality care by:
•Removing burdensome bureaucracy for healthcare providers navigating Medicaid to increase access to care across the state (HB 1181)
•Ending confusing and unnecessary red tape for Hoosiers enrolled in HIP (SB 207)
Ensuring more Hoosiers can get the coverage they need by:
•Making certain kids on CHIP keep their coverage until 19 (HB 1091)
•Allowing pregnant women and children who are lawfully residing immigrants to enroll in Medicaid (SB 376)