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Daniels: 'No Way Around $300 Million Budget Hit'
Updated May 5, 2013 12:08 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(INDIANA STATEHOUSE, IN) - Governor Daniels contends there's no way around an average $300 million a year hit to Indiana's budget from the federal health care law.

Democratic Congressmen Baron Hill and Andre Carson challenged what they call a "doomsday scenario" laid out in an assessment by the state's actuarial firm.

In a letter sent to hill and Carson, Daniels says he asked actuaries to redo the forecast using the lowest reasonable enrollment numbers, with half as many medicaid patients.

The result: a cost to the state of $2.9 billion dollars over 10 years.

Daniels argues the health care law has expanded the most expensive elements of the system, including reimbursements to providers and the use of insurers as intermediaries between providers and patients.

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