Lawmakers Hear More On Medicaid Expansion

Feb 15, 2013

An Ohio House committee Thursday heard more details of Governor John Kasich's plan to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law.

Greg Moody, director of the governor's Office of Health Transformation, emphasized the plan offers a way to opt out if the federal government rolls back its financial commitments to cover the cost of the newly eligible. The feds will pay the full cost for the first three years, gradually phasing down to 90 percent. That's above the state's current level of 64 percent.