Tag Archives: Indiana

State Medicaid Lessons For Federal Health Reform

Evidence remains sparse on whether policies to increase enrollee engagement and responsibility have reduced program costs. However, the experience of states with 1115 waivers can offer useful lessons on the design and effectiveness of these types of Medicaid reforms.

June 7, 2017

Healthy Indiana 2.0 Is Challenging Medicaid Norms

The Healthy Indiana Plan was recognized as the most significant departure from traditional Medicaid ever approved by CMS, and ignited a national conversation about the implications of its consumer-driven design for able-bodied adults in Indiana and potentially other reform-minded states.

August 29, 2016

In Kentucky’s New Medicaid Plan Evidence Takes A Back Seat

Kentucky had one of the nation’s most successful Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementations, with an effective state exchange and expanded Medicaid program. The new Kentucky Medicaid plan, however, relies on policies that have been shown to be counterproductive.

August 25, 2016

The Latest Health Wonk Review

Last week, Julie Ferguson put up the latest Health Wonk Review at Workers' Comp Insider. Julie offers a smorgasbord of great posts, including Preeti Malani's Health Affairs Blog post on the intersection of politics and HIV in Indiana.

May 28, 2015

Allow Evidence, Not Politics, To Drive Prevention: Lessons From Indiana’s HIV Outbreak

Indiana has recently become a place where health and politics intersect with striking consequences: One of the largest outbreaks of HIV ever identified in the U.S. continues to unfold in the state.

May 11, 2015

What Does Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Mean For Health Care?

By now, we’ve all heard the commotion around Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), although it appears that the public’s fickle attention has already moved on to other matters. Despite some headlines to the contrary, the law originally said nothing explicitly about...

April 21, 2015