Comply with the Affordable Care Act and close the Coverage Gap
  • Petitioning Indiana Lawmakers

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Indiana Governor
Indiana State Senate
Indiana State House

Comply with the Affordable Care Act and close the Coverage Gap

    1. Benjamin Stanton
    2. Petition by

      Benjamin Stanton

      Bloomington, IN

The Affordable Care Act provided insurance exchanges for people making between 100% to 400% of the poverty level, and expanded Medicaid to all individuals making up to 133% of the poverty level. However, a decision by the US Supreme Court opened a loophole for states to "opt out" of the Medicaid expansion. Indiana is one of 25 states that is not expanding Medicaid coverage, making nearly 400,000 Hoosiers simultaneously "too poor" and "not poor enough" for health insurance.

Indiana has attempted to fill this gap with the Healthy Indian Plan (HIP), an insurance plan funded though cigarette taxes that is currently only capable of covering less than 10% of the people falling into the Coverage Gap. It also has a reputation for refusing people simply by virtue of not having children. HIP also requires up to 5% premiums and caries an $1,100 deductible.

We, the undersigned, believe that this is not enough. We petition all lawmakers in Indiana's House and Senate, along with Governor Mike Pence himself, to expand Indiana's Medicaid to include everyone making up to 133% of the poverty level, and do away with the Healthy Indiana Plan.

To:
Indiana Lawmakers
Indiana Governor
Indiana State Senate
Indiana State House
Comply with the Affordable Care Act and expand Medicaid to all individuals making up to 133% of the poverty level.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Tena Dellaca-Hedrick FORT WAYNE, IN
      • 7 months ago

      We must take care of our citizens when they are healthy, not when they are so sick it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to give them palliative care.

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    • Trina Morris SHOALS, IN
      • 7 months ago

      Co pays and monthly premiums on all of the policy's offered to me are way to expensive. I work and have kids they have insurance and I do not. I've never needed assistance with anything and have never asked. I'm a born and raised U.S. citizan supporting myself without any assistance.if the government wants me to have insurance I shouldn't have to go below the poverty level to obtain it!

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    • Sylvia Lowden CUPERTINO, CA
      • 7 months ago

      Access to health care is a basic human right.

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    • Mark Perry CAMBY, IN
      • 7 months ago

      stop the GOP political games and start providing for Hoosiers in need. ACA was originally penned by a Republican during the Clinton Administration. It was good reply then so why is it that this President you have issues with. just proves your so out of touch with what people want and need. Facts point that majority take money from insurance lobbyist and that can be proven. Start taking care of Hoosiers! Why court the Christian right if you cannot provide Christian values of providing the needs of others like Christ did. He didn't ask for an insurance card or cash. His teachings our to do what you can to help those in need, here is your opportunity to do that.

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    • Patricia Hill WINDER, GA
      • 8 months ago

      Because in order for this to work ALL citizens, and states need to comply with this new FEDERAL LAW! Please get on the band wagon! For American and for the Americans you represent!

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