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Indiana Gets 10-Year Extension for Medicaid Work, Premium Rules

Oct. 26, 2020, 8:13 PM

Federal health authorities granted an unprecedented 10-year extension to Indiana’s Medicaid expansion program that requires beneficiaries to work and pay premiums, the state announced Monday.

The waiver extension is more than twice as long as the three- to four-year period that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services normally provides to state programs. State officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment as to why Indiana’s program warranted this length of an extension. That length of time would ostensibly save the state’s system from review by a Democratic administration should President Donald Trump (R) lose to former Vice President...

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