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Holcomb: Administration Will Wait for Health Care Bill To Solidify Before Releasing Cost Projection
Updated July 13, 2017 7:03 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Holcomb administration is keeping an eye on efforts to craft a health care bill -- and what it might cost Indiana.

Several states have publicly released their calculations of what the health care bill would cost them. Democrats have criticized Governor Holcomb for not following suit . Holcomb says Indiana hasn't done so because the bill keeps changing, and those changes all affect the bottom line.

The current law gives Indiana more than a billion dollars a year to expand Medicaid -- different versions of the new bill have different timelines for phasing out that spending. Holcomb notes the amount of money set aside to combat opioid addiction has also varied wildly.

Holcomb says he'll "express how we feel about the bill and what impact it will have on Hoosiers" once he's satisfied a bill will actually come to a vote -- which he cautions might not happen.

Senate Republicans plan to unveil their latest version on Thursday.



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