A recent research report has shown that the number of uninsured children in Indiana has decreased from 162,000 to 131,000. In addition, the number of uninsured could go down even lower as of the 8% of Indiana children that go without health insurance coverage, about 48% are eligible for Hoosier Healthwise, Indiana’s state sponsored health insurance program for children.
In any event, Indiana children are insured at a higher rate than the national average. Nationally, approximately 11% or 8.6 Million of this nations children go without health insurance coverage.
In addition to state sponsored programs for uninsured children, Indiana also has a new state sponsored plan for low income families that is aimed at adults called Healthy Indiana Plan. Currently over 35,000 Indiana residents have enrolled in thise program.