Thousands of uninsured Hoosiers can now have access to affordable health care through the new Healthy Indiana Plan. Applications for the program will be accepted starting Monday.
House Republican Leader Brian C. Bosma voted for the legislation that created this program during the 2007 legislative session. â€œThe Healthy Indiana Plan offers many working Hoosiers a solution to the high costs of medical care, and it could literally be a life-saver for some,â€ said Rep. Bosma.
â€œThe HIP program provides basic coverage, including coverage for doctor visits and prescriptions, and it also helps subscribers make cost-efficient decisions when seeking medical care and purchasing prescriptions.â€ The application program begins Monday, Dec. 17, and coverage begins in January. To be eligible for the program, applicants must be between 18 and 64 years old, have a household income between 22 percent and 200 percent of the federal poverty level and must have been uninsured for at least six months.