For the second year, the General Assembly declined to take action on making federal health care reform work for Hoosiers. In the Senate, Democrats led by Sen. Karen Tallian devised a plan that would have leveraged federal dollars to expand health care coverage to as many as 300,000 working Hoosiers currently going without health insurance. The initiative would allow expansion-eligible Hoosiers to use federal dollars to purchase private health insurance, creating as many as 30,000 new jobs and spurring billions of dollars in new economic activity.
The governor and legislature’s inaction impacts Hoosiers in communities across the state. Click the above graphic for a look at the number and percentage of Hoosiers currently going without health care coverage in Senate Districts statewide.