INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mitch Daniels says he plans to ask his potential successors whether the state should set up a health care exchange.
States have until Nov. 16 to submit a plan to the federal government for a health exchange. Daniels said Tuesday he does not want to make a decision that binds the state’s next governor without consulting the candidates.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that the part of the federal law enabling health insurance exchanges is constitutional. The court also ruled that the states cannot be forced to expand Medicaid coverage. Daniels has said he is leaving that decision to whoever wins in November.
Libertarian Rupert Boneham, Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence are running for governor. Daniels is barred by law from seeking a third term.