INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday he plans to consult his potential successors in deciding whether the state should set up a health insurance exchange.
States have until Nov. 16 to submit a plan to the federal government for an exchange, a type of health insurance marketplace established by the federal health care law.
I dont consider it right for me or my administration to make such a decision that the next administration then has to implement. So Im going to have to find some way to get input from the next governor, the governor said.
States can choose to create their own exchanges or have residents seek insurance via a federal exchange.
Libertarian Rupert Boneham, Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence are running for governor. Daniels is barred by law from seeking a third term.
Daniels comments Tuesday echoed his previous statements that he would leave the choice of whether to expand Medicaid coverage to his successor. A provision of the health care law requiring the expansion was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.