Summary of Lawsuit Filed Against HHS Approval of Indiana’s “Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0” Waiver

Executive Summary

On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved Indiana’s request to condition Medicaid coverage of needed health care on work requirements. The approval, which extended the “Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0” (HIP 2.0) project, also allows the State to require low-income enrollees to pay a monthly premium, to be locked-out of coverage for failing to pay or to complete certain paperwork, and to eliminate retroactive coverage and coverage of non-emergency medical transportation. Because HHS’s approval of the HIP 2.0 extension violates numerous provisions of law and will harm tens of thousands of individuals in Indiana, the National Health Law Program, joined by Indiana Legal Services and Jenner & Block, LLP, filed a lawsuit challenging it on September 23, 2019.

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