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Legislators Focus on Medicaid, Behavioral Health & Public Health

  From Covering Kids & Families of Indiana "The Indiana General Assembly (IGA) has convened and legislators have introduced a variety of measures hoping to impact the health and well-being of Hoosiers. Some issues, such as a proposed large-scale increase to our state's public health funding and adjusting Medicaid spending for rate equalizations and increased enrollment, will be discussed at length within the biennial budget bill  House Bill 1001 . Also supporting Public Health is  Senate Bill 4 ,  which delineates core public health services and state level supports to assist in their delivery. Other legislation addressing health, heath care and coverage include: Senate Bill 1 - Behavioral Health Matters . Provides that the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) shall apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a Medicaid state plan amendment, a waiver, or an amendment to an existing waiver to require reimbursement for eligible certifie

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