(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Implementing new federal health care reform could cost Indiana more than $3 billion.
In a letter written to Governor Mitch Daniels this week, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and the Department of Insurance said the overhaul my cost the state $3.16 billion over the next 10 years. The figure is about $325 million more than estimates made by the FSSA in May.
The letter also voiced concerns state officials have about the Affordable Care Act.
“Our efforts to thoroughly evaluate the ACA’s impact are impeded by the lack of federal guidance and issuance of regulations, leaving us with more questions than answers,” the letter read.
Indiana Rep. Vi Simpson (D-Bloomington) has questioned the accuracy of the new cost figure and called the estimates a “barrier” to ACA’s implementation.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - http://www.in.gov/fssa/2396.htm