Soliday requests study to help NW Indiana’s seriously ill babies, children

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Monday, April 29, 2019

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) in your coverage of the Northwest Indiana delegation’s request for the state to study how Medicaid payments are made for Hoosier children who are treated out of state:

STATEHOUSE (April 29, 2019) – “Hoosier parents with children in need of specialized care want to go to the closest hospital that provides the best treatment available. Sometimes, those hospitals are located across our state’s border. In Northwest Indiana, we are fortunate to have the nearby University of Chicago Medical Center accepting Hoosier Medicaid patients. However, at the rate we are currently reimbursing out-of-state facilities that may not always be the case. To ensure Hoosier children continue receiving the life-saving care they need, we must study the best approach for reimbursing medical centers across the state line.”


State Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) represents House
District 4, which includes a portion of Porter County. 
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