Medicaid

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9:53 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Lawsuit Settlement Will Put Over 150,000 Low-Income Ohioans Back On Medicaid

More than 150,000 Ohio Medicaid beneficiaries who had their coverage dropped at the beginning of this year will now be reinstated. 

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6:39 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Judge Orders State To Restore Some Medicaid Benefits

Credit State of Ohio

A federal judge has ordered state officials to reinstate Medicaid benefits for plaintiffs in a lawsuit, while denying a request to expand benefits to others being terminated from the program. 

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6:29 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

State Considers Delaying Independent Health-Worker Proposal

Ohio Governor John Kasich's administration says it's open to delaying a proposal that has sparked hours of legislative testimony from individuals with disabilities who fear it could limit their choice in picking the workers who tend to their basic needs at home. 

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7:40 am
Fri February 27, 2015

State Says Thousands Of Medicaid Enrollees Could Lose Coverage Saturday

John McCarthy
Credit medicaid.ohio.gov

State Medicaid director John McCarthy says roughly 61 thousand enrollees are poised to lose their coverage Saturday after failing to verify their eligibility as required by federal law. 

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6:42 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Advocates Of Medicaid Expansion Collecting Stories Of How It’s Working

Medicaid expansion went into effect last year, and state lawmakers are concerned about how it will be funded after the federal government starts paying less than the full cost.

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8:59 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Lawmakers Grill Agency Directors About Medicaid Premiums

The biggest chunk of the state budget is Medicaid.

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8:17 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Budget Proposal Could Squeeze Independent Home Health Aides

Certain Ohioans with disabilities or chronic conditions who get care at home through Medicaid could see a change in who helps them bathe, get dressed and tend to their basic needs. 

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7:52 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Court Upholds Board's Medicaid Expansion Vote

Ohio's high court has upheld a state legislative panel's vote to fund an expansion of Medicaid.

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7:02 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Nearly 12 Hundred Signed Up For Medicaid On Monday

Ohio is seeing an increase in online applications for Medicaid now that many low-income residents may sign up through a new website.

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12:19 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

State Launches Online Medicaid Enrollment Option

Low-income Ohioans can start signing up for Medicaid coverage online, along with those who are newly eligible under an expansion of the health program.

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7:25 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Ohio House Approves Medicaid Oversight Bill

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House have approved a bill to create a new oversight committee for Medicaid and take steps to limit the cost growth of the program for the poor and disabled.

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8:55 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Ohio Gets Share Of Settlement With Drug Maker

Ohio's Medicaid program will receive 52.7 million dollars from the newly-announced 2.2 billion dollar national settlement with Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary.

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6:58 am
Fri July 5, 2013

State Rebids Medicaid Contracts

Many Ohioans on Medicaid will see a revamped program under new contracts with health plans taking effect this month.

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8:29 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Debate Over Medicaid Expansion In Ohio

Ohio’s lawmakers are studying ways to change Ohio’s Medicaid program so that it can operate efficiently under new federal standards.

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7:29 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Kasich Asks Foodbanks To Help With Medicaid Expansion

Ohio Governor John Kasich is asking supporters of the state's food banks to help him convince his fellow Republicans in the Legislature to extend Medicaid coverage.

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6:57 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Athens County Leader Criticizes State Budget Plan

The head of the Athens County Job and Family Services agency says Governor John Kasich's decision to expand Medicaid is only part of what's needed.

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7:37 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Managed-care Provider Leaving Downtown

Buckeye Community Health Plan says it will move its office from South 3rd Street Downtown to Easton Town Center and add 118 jobs in the next several months.

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8:16 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Tea Party To Back GOP Primary Challengers

Ohio Tea Party activists say they will back Republican candidates who challenge any GOP lawmakers voting for the expansion of Medicaid.

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9:38 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Medicaid Divides Kasich, Tea Party

Ohio's John Kasich is one of the nation's most conservative governors.

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7:15 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Lawmakers Hear More On Medicaid Expansion

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

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