Indianapolis – Today, the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) presented Governor Mike Pence with the 2015 John C. Render Award for Health Policy for his work securing the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, or HIP 2.0. The award was presented at IHA’s annual meeting in Carmel.
“I’m honored to receive the John C. Render Award for Health Policy today as a reaffirmation of the broad success and support the Healthy Indiana Plan has garnered since its rollout last January,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Because of the Indiana Hospital Association members here today, as well as the many service providers around the state, Indiana has served as a national leader in reforming Medicaid through the HIP 2.0 program by implementing this consumer-driven model.”
The John C. Render Award for Health Policy is presented to individuals who have had a significant influence on health care policy affecting Indiana hospitals. This award was created and named for John C. Render whose advocacy for positive health policy has benefitted Hoosiers around the state.
HIP 2.0 is an affordable health insurance program for uninsured adult Hoosiers ages 19-64. Hoosiers can receive medical, dental, and vision coverage and also have the option to receive assistance in purchasing private-market insurance, called HIP Link, through their employers.