Family Voices Indiana provided testimony today at the Healthy Indiana Plan hearing. Comments on Indiana’s HIP 2.0 1115 Waiver Application for submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Rylin Rodgers: Family Voices Indiana serves Indiana families who are raising children who have disabilities and special health care needs. As our state’s federally funded Family to Family Health Information Center we help families navigate the complex world of Health Care Financing. Today I am here to speak about how the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 (HIP) impacts the families we serve. Thankfully, the overwhelming majority of children we serve have pathways to coverage. But in truth that is not enough; what happens to their parents matters. Several studies have concluded that parental coverage improves the continuity of coverage and access to care for children, and reduces the likelihood of breaks in children’s coverage. We have found this to be true for the families we ser
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.