The Indiana Department of Health provides essential public health services for all state residents, while promoting healthy living and prevention of illnesses at the heart of its agenda.
The department consists of several divisions, including:
In addition to providing public health services to Indiana residents, the department also offers an internship program for graduate and undergraduate students for ample job opportunities.
Calls for reforms to the United States’ healthcare system resulted in the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or Affordable Care Act (ACA), which came into effect on March 23, 2010.
The PPACA aims to provide more Americans with affordable quality health insurance and curb the increase in healthcare spending across the country. Under the The Affordable Care Act, all Americans are required to purchase a health care plan, get an exemption waiver, or pay a tax penalty on their federal income taxes. Those who are unable to afford health insurance can get assistance in the form of tax credits or assistance with up-front costs through their state’s Health Insurance Exchanges.
Note: Americans who are still unable to afford insurance after assistance may be exempt from the Individual Mandate (a mandate for most individuals to have health insurance or potentially pay a penalty for noncompliance).
Jointly developed by the federal and state governments, the Medicaid program aims to provide payment for medical services for low-income citizens. To qualify for Medicaid in Indiana, you will need to satisfy the following requirements:
Healthy Indiana Plan
If you do not have medical insurance, the Healthy Indiana Plan allows residents of the state with low income to apply for this program. In order to qualify, you must be between the ages of 19 to 64. Additionally, your low income will also be a factor as to whether or not you are considered eligible. For example, you must have an income of up to $16,436.81 to qualify for a single household. If you are a family of four members, your income must be up to $33,865.13.
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