Healthy Ohio

Karen Kasler

The federal government has rejected a proposal that would have required about a million Ohio Medicaid recipients to pay premiums for their coverage on Friday. Now, backers of that idea are wondering what’s next.

medicaid.ohio.gov

The federal government has rejected a plan proposed by state lawmakers to require about a million Ohio Medicaid recipients to pay premiums for their coverage.

Karen Kasler

Opponents of the plan to ask the federal government for permission to charge 1.5 million Medicaid recipients small premiums to stay in the program are calling for critics to make their voices heard at a public hearing in Cincinnati today. But supporters say the plan will keep costs down and help those recipients be more engaged.

Ohio Department of Medicaid

The state will soon start the process that could allow for controversial changes for around a million Ohioans on Medicaid. But it’s a long, tough road to getting those changes put in place.