HHS Approves Harmful Section 1115 Waiver Project in Indiana

Executive Summary

President Trump’s HHS on Feb. 2 approved an extension of Indiana’s controversial Medicaid waiver project, which includes even more onerous obstacles to access Medicaid in the state. NHeLP Senior Policy Analyst David Machledt examines the Ind. waiver project, and notes “Indiana’s own estimates are that this policy will lead to 25,000 Hoosiers losing coverage when fully implemented.” Machledt continues that other parts of the Ind. waiver scheme will subject some low-income individuals and families to waiting periods of up to two months, which will mean a “matter of life-or-death for many of these” Hoosiers.

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