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Community Groups Oppose New HIP Work Requirements

Jul 1, 2019
Jill Sheridan/IPB News

The Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP, started its Gateway to Work Program this year, and July 1 is the first day some recipients are required to log hours to keep coverage. A new campaign to oppose the requirements has launched with a protest near the statehouse. 

A coalition of labor, faith and community groups delivered thousands of petitions against Indiana’s HIP work requirements to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office. Kate Hess Pace is the executive director of Hoosier Action and says the work program is flawed.

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