Pence to Discuss HIP 2.0 With HHS Secretary

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Governor Mike Pence is in Washington D.C. today to meet with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. The two are discussing Indiana's recently-submitted Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 waiver application. Pence's office says HIP 2.0 waiver would allow for the coverage of 350,000 Hoosiers without insurance. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration recently announced it reached enrollment capacity for the Healthy Indiana Plan. At the time, the state said the federal government has cleared it to cut off enrollment since necessary funding would exceed revenue from the state's tobacco tax.

The governor also plans to meet with Indiana's Congressional delegation members before returning to Indiana.

Sources: Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Inside INdiana Business