State  health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Reform in West Virginia

Indiana has not expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults, as of January 1, 2015.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in Indiana.[ii]  However, the state has a waiver pending that was submitted to the Federal Center for Medicaid Services for an alternative Medicaid expansion plan.

Health Insurance Exchange Information: Indiana has a Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM).[iii]  People can use the FFM to compare plans, purchase low-cost insurance, and take advantage of federal tax subsidies that apply.

Enrollment: People in Indiana can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are two ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and to apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can use the online application on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.[iv]

2) They can call for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (1-800-318-2596 / TTY: 1-855-889-4325).[v]

 

Indiana Medicaid and Health Insurance Links

Link to the state Medicaid agency website[vi]

Link to important contact information and the Medicaid helpline (1-877-438-4479[vii]

Link to contact information for local Family and Social Services Enrollment Centers[viii]

Link to a summary of Indiana’s basic eligibility guidelines[ix]

Link to information on Indiana’s Medicaid State Plan[x]

Link to information on what is covered by Indiana’s Medicaid programs[xi]

Link to an organizational chart of the Family and Social Services Administration[xii]

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director[xiii]

Link to manuals and information for Medicaid providers[xiv]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on Indiana’s health insurance exchange? Indiana does not currently operate its own health insurance exchange.  To apply, visit Healthcare.gov.

Where can you find help to enroll in health coverage and get answers to questions? Link to enrollment help[xv]

 

State Health Information

How many people in Indiana are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Foundation State specific data, 12% (765,600) of Indiana’s population was uninsured in 2013.[xvi]  The total number of potential marketplace participants is 680,000.[xvii]

How many are enrolled so far? 185,730 have selected a marketplace plan, as of January 2015.[xviii]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 568,000 of Indiana’s uninsured are eligible for Medicaid; 490,000 of them are adults.[xix]

Is Indiana a Medicaid health home state?  No.[xx]

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?[xxi]

House: Rep. Edward Clere (R- District 72) chairs the Public Health Committee.

Senate: Sen Patricia Miller (R-District 32) chairs the Health and Provider Services Committee.

  

Other Related Information and Links for Indiana

Link to information on the Indiana Department of Corrections[xxii]

Link to Indiana’s substance abuse services

Link to Indiana’s mental health services[xxiii]

Link to the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers to get information about Indiana’s mental health and substance use disorder service providers

 

General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform

Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for Indiana [xxiv]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxv]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxvi]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxvii]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxviii]

Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxix]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxx]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxxi]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxxii]

 

Click here to return to the map of state profiles: state-by-state healthcare profile map

 

[i] See The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 11:02 a.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/#note-3.

[ii] See The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Types, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 11:06 a.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-health-insurance-marketplace-types/.

[iii] See Kaiser Family Foundation, State Decisions on Health Insurance Marketplaces and the Medicaid Expansion, last viewed on December 18, 2014 at 3:52 p.m. http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-decisions-for-creating-health-insurance-exchanges-and-expanding-medicaid/.

[iv] See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 11:27 a.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/.

[v] See Healthcare.gov, Contact Us, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 11:28 a.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/contact-us/.

[vi]   See Indiana.gov, Department of Medical Assistance Services, Medicaid Portal, last viewed on January 8, 2015, at 11:33 a.m.:  http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bms/Pages/default.aspx

[vii] See Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Medicaid, Members, Contact Us, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 11:42 a.m., http://member.indianamedicaid.com/resource-center/contact-us.aspx.

[viii] See Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Find a Local Enrollment Center, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 11:45 a.m., http://www.in.gov/fssa/ompp/3030.htm.

[ix] See CMS, State Medicaid and CHIP Income Eligibility Standards, (For MAGI Groups, based on state decisions as of July 1, 2014), last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 11:47 a.m. (Provides data for all 50 states.)

[x] See Medicaid.gov, State Resources, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 11:47 a.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments.html?filterBy=Indiana (Provides State Plan Amendments and Summaries).

[xi] See Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Member Home, Programs and Benefits, Medicaid Programs, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 11:50 a.m., http://member.indianamedicaid.com/programs–benefits/medicaid-programs.aspx.

[xii] See Indiana Family and Social Services, Organizational Chart, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 11:52 a.m., http://www.in.gov/fssa/4829.htm.

[xiii] See National Association of Medicaid Directors, About Us, State Directors, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 11:53 a.m., http://medicaiddirectors.org/about/state-directors. (Includes contact information for the State Medicaid Director of all 50 states.)

[xiv] See Indiana Family and Social Services, Medical Providers, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 11:54 a.m., http://provider.indianamedicaid.com/.

[xv]See Indiana Family and Social Services, Benefits Information, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 10:06 a.m., http://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2999.htm.

[xvi] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 12:01 p.m., http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-population/?state=IN.

[xvii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 12:01 p.m. http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xviii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics, last viewed at January 5, 2015, at 12:01 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xix] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 10:06 a.m.,http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-indiana/.

[xx] See The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Home State Plan Option, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 12:07 p.m., http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/health-home-state-plan-option/.

[xxi] See In.gov, Legislative, Committees, last viewed on January 5, 2015 at 12:09 p.m., https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/committees/.

[xxii] See Indiana Department of Corrections, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 12:10 p.m., http://www.in.gov/idoc/.

[xxiii] See Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, last viewed on January 5, 2015, at 12:16 p.m., http://www.in.gov/fssa/dmha/4521.htm.

[xxiv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=IN.

[xxv]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxvi]   See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxvii]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxviii]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxix] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxx] See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxxi  See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxxii See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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