Pence Asks Obama For Health Care Meeting

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Governor Mike Pence has written a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a meeting Friday during the president's visit to southwest Indiana. The governor wants to sit down with the president to discuss Indiana's pending application for the Healthy Indiana Plan. October 2, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- In a letter sent today to President Obama, Governor Mike Pence requests a meeting with the President to discuss the State of Indiana’s pending application with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand coverage for approximately 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers through the proven, consumer-driven Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0.

“The Healthy Indiana Plan operates today under a one-year waiver set to end on December 31, 2014,” writes Pence. “With so many Hoosiers actively awaiting the outcome of our HIP 2.0 application, it is imperative that we achieve timely approval of our waiver application. To that end, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you briefly on this important matter upon your arrival in Indiana, or at your earliest convenience. For the sake of low-income families in my state, I will continue to work in good faith with your administration to expand access to the Healthy Indiana Plan.”

Source: Office of Governor Mike Pence