Medicaid waiver

Ohio Department of Medicaid

The Trump Administration has signaled it’ll give flexibility to states when it comes to how they operate their Medicaid programs. That will likely open the door for Ohio to implement a controversial measure.

Ohio Department of Medicaid

700,000 Ohioans are covered under Medicaid expansion, and Gov. John Kasich continues to push for the federal government to continue Medicaid expansion in any future health care reform. But he’s also argued that states should have flexibility.  That could mean thousands of very poor people might lose Medicaid coverage.

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.