Healthy Indiana Plan Reaches Capacity

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Healthy Indiana Plan Reaches Capacity

July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has ceased enrollment for the Health Indiana Plan due to the program reaching capacity.

The Healthy Indiana Plan is a health insurance program for low-income individuals and created as part of Indiana's waiver of the Affordable Care Act's medicaid expansion. Enrollment in HIP has now reached a point where Indiana's tobacco tax cannot support additional enrollees.

Earlier this summer, Governor Mike Pence announced HIP 2.0 that needs to be approved by the federal government. If approved, enrollment in HIP 2.0 will have a much higher enrollment ceiling due to an increase the number of funding sources.

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