Indiana work requirement program through Medicaid

Lawsuit Challenges Indiana HIP Work Requirements

Sep 24, 2019

A new lawsuit is challenging Indiana’s work requirements for the state’s Medicaid expansion program, HIP. 

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 On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on an inmate that escaped from the state prison in Michigan City, State Senator Eddie Melton and  Indiana Schools Chief Jennifer kicked off a statewide listening tour focusing on education, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg updates the city’s Common Council on the handling of the police shooting , Carter Barrett reports on the push for work requirements -- and the pushback for Medicaid recipients, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Father Mike Surfurska pastor of Holy Name Cathedral.

A few dozen people stand on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis to protest the state’s new work requirements. “Hoosier healthcare is under attack,” a protester yells through a megaphone. “What do we do? Stand up fight back.” 

HIP 2.0 Begins Work Requirement Program

Jan 31, 2019
Maurice Young hands out lunches at an Indianapolis library. He also helps people navigate health insurance. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Indiana launched a new work requirement program through Medicaid on the first of the year.  It’s called “Gateway to Work” and is billed as a community engagement opportunity to help connect people with better employment opportunities.