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Paying More for Less: "Healthy Indiana Plan" Would Cost More Than Medicaid While Providing Inferior Coverage

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Judith Solomon

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for the uninsured)

Keywords: Economic projections; State budgets; Health insurance; Health care costs

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana


The premise of Affordable Choices is that private coverage will cost less than Medicaid, allowing states to cover more uninsured people But in Indiana, the first state with an approved plan under Affordable Choices, “basic private coverage” will actually cost more than Medicaid while providing coverage that is far less comprehensive.