Indiana health insurance
Hoosier State among 10 unhealthiest states, according to annual reportHow healthy is living in Indiana? The state is now rated the 41st healthiest state, according to the 2013 America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
Why Indiana was ranked #41The Hoosier State's ranking was hurt by a number of negative factors, including a high prevalence of smoking, high number of residents who have diabetes, and an infant mortality rate that ranks 45th of the states.
For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Indiana.
Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Indiana health quality findings.
In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impacts Indiana here.
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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.
Does Indiana have
a health insurance high risk pool?
Indiana Comprehensive Health Association
(click "guest" for access, then choose "ICHIA")
Toll-free 1-800-552-7921 or (317) 614-2000
IMPORTANT UPDATE: In 2010, Indiana started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. Learn about eligibility here.
Rapidly becoming obsolete as state health insurance exchanges prepare to open, risk pools were state-sponsored programs that helped people who could afford to buy health insurance, but were not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition.
Programs varied significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state were required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black.
In the best cases, they allowed 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.