Indiana dropped three spots and is now considered the 41st healthiest state, according to the 2012 America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
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Indiana's best and worst category rankings:
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Indiana, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Indiana Comprehensive Health Association
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Toll-free 1-800-552-7921 or (317) 614-2000
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, Indiana started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about Indiana's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
Indiana Children’s Health Insurance Program — As part of the Federal Balanced Budget Act of 1997, Congress created the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as a way to encourage the states to provide health insurance to uninsured children. This is Indiana’s implementation of the law.
Indiana Department of Insurance — Resources for consumers in Indiana.
State of Indiana Health Insurance page — State government health insurance resources.
Indiana University Healthcare Reform Faculty Study Group — The University looks at the implications of the Affordable Care Act.
Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana — Indiana’s oldest and largest consumer and environmental rights organization.
Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan — A group of Indiana citizens who support a publicly financed, privately delivered (single payer) universal health plan at the state and national level.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in Indiana.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for Indiana -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in Indiana.
Why health care reform is important to Indiana -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in Indiana.
The Benefits of Health Reform In Indiana -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of Indiana.
Indiana mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for Indiana -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
Find out what your state's health insurance exchange will look like.
Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $99 per family in 2012.
11/17/2012 6:11 AM
The Journal Gazette — Gov. Daniels relayed Gov.-elect Mike Pence’s decision against a state-run exchange to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
09/17/2012 6:09 PM
Indiana Public Media — Daniels is “convinced we’ve done the right thing by deferring these calls” on the state’s exchange pending the outcome of the three-way race to succeed him. However, that means the state will miss a Sept. 30 deadline to identify a benchmark plan and have little time to meet a Nov. 16 deadline to decide if it state will run its own exchange.
09/01/2012 6:09 PM
Evansville Courier & Press — Indiana has yet to decide if its health insurance exchange will be state run, federally run or operated as a state-federal partnership. The key question of the debate so far has been the state portion of the cost under each scenario.
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