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As campaign season is upon us, the Medicaid Expansion issue is being talked about more and more. Use this as an opportunity to discuss an Alabama driven solution to Medicaid with community leaders and civic organizations in your area, both inside and outside the healthcare community. Remember, this impacts all of us!

Conservative Governors Working to Close the Gap
There are several conservative governors who are working on closing the gap in their states. This week we're highlighting Governor Mike Pence, R-Indiana. Please use this picture on your social media pages and websites. We will highlight several more governors in the weeks ahead.



"Reforming traditional Medicaid is essential to creating better health outcomes and curbing the dramatic growth in Medicaid spending," said Governor Pence. "HIP (Healthy Indiana Plan) 2.0 takes consumer-driven Medicaid reform to the next level by replacing traditional Medicaid for many in Indiana with a plan that empowers participants to take charge of their health and to be cost-conscious consumers."

Among its many innovations:
HIP 2.0 introduces a new HIP Employer Benefit Link plan that supports participation in employer-sponsored insurance plans.
It maintains and increases the Personal Wellness and Responsibility (POWER) account, modeled after a Health Savings Account, from which members would pay for medical services.
It provides a new option for families to be covered by the same health plan.
It facilitates linkages to employment services and rewards individuals for securing employment and moving off public assistance.

HIP 2.0 will be an option for Hoosiers ages 19 to 64 with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, which for 2014 is approximately $16,105 annually for an individual or $32,913 for a family of four. It creates a benefit structure similar to commercial health insurance plans.

For more information on Indiana's plan, visit MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "r20.rs6.net" claiming to be http://www.in.gov/fssa/hip/files/HIP_2.0_at_a_glance.pdf

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Remember to visit MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "r20.rs6.net" claiming to be www.alabamasbest.org for more information. There are useful tools on the resources page that are helpful when talking about this issue.