To the editor:
Thirty-thousand new jobs could be created in Indiana with no cost to the state. In addition, $108 million in state and local tax revenue each year, $3.4 billion in new state economic activity, $10.5 billion in revenue from the federal government, 406,717 new Medicaid enrollees through 2020, $236 in savings for individuals and $877 for families in annual health insurance premiums beginning in 2014 — according to a study commissioned by the Indiana Hospital Association, expanding Medicaid will provide the above benefits while actually saving taxpayer money.
The Medicaid expansion is financed by the federal government. You can check out the facts yourself at www.ihaconnect.org/Advocacy/Pages/Coverage-Expansion.aspx.
Seems hard to believe, but all Gov. Mike Pence has to do is say yes to federal money to expand Medicaid to our most vulnerable uninsured Hoosier citizens.