Mark Fairchild

It’s open enrollment season for the health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act, or ACA. But many people who need to sign up may not know it.

All IN: Medicaid

Nov 7, 2019

The number of children without health insurance in the US grew by 10 percent between 2016 and 2018, according to a new report, and Indiana ranks near the bottom of the list. Today on All IN we talk about why these rates are rising, and what might be done to correct the trend.

Number Of Unisured Hoosiers Ticks Up

Sep 14, 2019

The number of uninsured people in Indiana followed a national trend and increased between 2017 and 2018. About 9,000 fewer Hoosiers have health insurance, the rate went up from 8.2 to 8.3 percent, according to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Hoosiers who receive health insurance through the Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP, may have to start logging work hours. 

Educators Learn Advocacy At School Health Conference

Jul 1, 2019

Mental health and Medicaid were some of the policy topics presented at the annual School Health Conference in Indianapolis this week but therewas also push for more action.

Last year the federal government rolled back rules that restricted short-term health insurance plans. These plans do not have to comply with protections under the Affordable Care Act, including pre-existing conditions.

ACA Decision Won't Impact Hoosiers, For Now

Dec 17, 2018

Indiana was one of 20 states involved in the lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The ruling will not impact Hoosier health care right now.

ACA Marketplace Enrollment Opens In Indiana

Oct 31, 2018

The individual marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act, ACA, is open Wednesday. Although there have been some changes to the federal program, Hoosiers who need health insurance, will have options.

It’s the last week for open enrollment on the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace as the window closes Dec. 15. Health insurance experts say it’s business as usual despite a number of changes that have caused some confusion this year.

A shortened enrollment period is the most obvious difference for people signing up on the Marketplace this year. Reduced promotion and federal fighting over repeal of the law has added to uncertainty says Care Source Indiana’s Steve Smitherman.

CHIP Expires: What That Means For Hoosier Children

Oct 2, 2017

Congress let funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expire over the weekend. The program that provides health insurance for nearly 100,000 Hoosier children has reserves to continue normal operations for now.

Jointly funded by the federal government and the states, CHIP has covered Hoosier children for 20 years.

The Affordable Care Act increased funding and brought the state’s expenses down. Covering Kids and Families public policy director Mark Fairchild says Indiana has rollover money that will help cover as federal funding goes away.