Governor Mike Pence
“Any assertion that today’s Senate vote will repeal HIP 2.0 is simply not true and is a shameful scare tactic being used for political gain that only serves to needlessly scare Hoosiers about losing their health care.”
Spokesman Matt Lloyd for Gov-ernor Mike Pence issued a recent statement regarding assertions that a recent Senate vote would repeal HIP 2.0.
“Governor Pence continues to support the repeal of Obamacare because it is a deeply flawed law due to the excessive mandates and taxes it places on the backs of hard-working Hoosier families. Any assertion that today’s Senate vote will repeal HIP 2.0 is simply not true and is a shameful scare tactic being used for political gain that only serves to needlessly scare Hoosiers about losing their health care. Obamacare did not create the Healthy Indiana Plan. Indiana’s solution predates Obamacare and is homegrown, bipartisan and unprecedented in the way that it reforms the traditional Medicaid program and provides consumer directed health care for beneficiaries.
“Furthermore, Governor Pence’s decision to expand HIP was predicated on ensuring the fiscal solvency of the program. Unlike other states, under the leader-ship of Governor Pence, Indiana planned for changes in federal funding. The state ensured there would be no new taxes for Hoosiers, and that the trust fund was adequately funded to cover operational expenses so the state would have time to prepare should there be any changes in financing.
“Finally, the bill being considered by Congress allows for a two-year grace period to allow time for a new president the chance to seek new market-based reforms like Indiana’s Healthy Indiana Plan and consider policies like Medicaid block grants that provide states with more flexibility.”