The Times of Northwest Indiana, August 14, 2014
More than 110,000 Hoosiers are at risk of losing federal subsidies used to purchase private health insurance after a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Attorney General Greg Zoeller seeking to prohibit that assistance. Judge William Lawrence ruled late Tuesday the state can proceed to trial on its claim that Hoosiers are not entitled to insurance subsidies, because Indiana did not establish a state-run health marketplace, called an exchange. Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, states like Indiana that did not create their own exchanges had their exchanges run for them by the federal government.