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Report: Indiana Medicaid expansion would boost economy, jobs

February 12, 2013

Expanding Indiana's Medicaid program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would generate up to $3.4 billion in state economic activity and more than 30,000 jobs through 2020, according to a report released yesterday by the Indiana Hospital Association. More than 406,000 residents would gain health coverage through the expansion, saving individuals $236 and families $677 on private insurance premiums annually, the report by the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center estimates. "Expanding coverage in Indiana would benefit all Hoosiers," said IHA President Doug Leonard. "This report demonstrates the positive impact that extending coverage would bring to our state's economy and the overall health of our communities."