Paying More for Less: "Healthy Indiana Plan" Would Cost More Than Medicaid While Providing Inferior Coverage
Publication Date: January 2008
Author(s): Judith Solomon
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; State budgets; Health insurance; Health care costs
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.