Indiana becomes latest state to expand Medicaid through Obamacare

January 27, 2015 9:45 PM

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Indiana on Tuesday became the latest state to expand its Medicaid program through the Affordable Care Act, as another Republican governor agreed to accept federal dollars to extend government health coverage to low-income state residents.

Starting Feb. 1, an estimated 350,000 uninsured, poor Indianans will be able to enroll in Medicaid, a long-held goal of healthcare leaders and patient advocates in the state who have bemoaned poor health outcomes there.

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