Friday May 30, 2014
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence visited the Indiana University Northwest campus on Thursday, May 29, to introduce Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0.
HIP 2.0 expands upon the existing Healthy Indiana Plan implemented statewide more than six years ago to provide affordable health insurance for uninsured adult Hoosiers.
Gov. Pence presented the HIP 2.0 plan at IU Northwest, touting the Indiana University School of Medicine – Northwest (IUSM-NW) and its students and faculty. IUSM – NW is the only medical school in Northwest Indiana.
“This is an exciting and dynamic campus,” Gov. Pence said. “With the medical school and all that’s happening here and the RedHawks, there is great leadership at IU Northwest.”
State Rep. Charlie Brown (District 3), who graduated from IU Northwest in 1982 with a Master of Public Affairs, introduced Gov. Pence.
IU Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe kicked off the event in the Bergland Auditorium, welcoming both Gov. Pence and Brown to campus.
“Events, such as today’s, highlight our campus’s commitment to community engagement, an essential part of the IU Northwest educational mission and purpose,” Lowe said. “IU Northwest’s collaborative engagement with the region and state supports our students’ academic experiences while addressing the needs and priorities of the communities that we serve.”