The Indiana Hospital Association has named Governor Mike Pence this year’s recipient of the John C. Render Award for Health Policy. The nonprofit organization honored Pence Wednesday for his leadership “advocating for positive health policy” and for the implementation of HIP 2.0.
“I’m honored to receive the John C. Render Award for Health Policy today as a reaffirmation of the broad success and support the Healthy Indiana Plan has garnered since its rollout last January. Because of the Indiana Hospital Association members here today, as well as the many service providers around the state, Indiana has served as a national leader in reforming Medicaid through the HIP 2.0 program by implementing this consumer-driven model,” Governor Mike Pence said.
“We are grateful to Governor Pence for his leadership and commend his administration for their many months of hard work that made HIP 2.0 a reality earlier this year, connecting more than 350,000 additional Hoosiers to affordable options for coverage,” Indiana Hospital Association President Doug Leonard said.
The award honors someone who has had a significant influence on health care policy affecting Indiana hospitals.