Medicaid expansion

Despite governor’s claims, Medicaid work requirement adds big burden, expert says

BY: - September 20, 2021

It would be a new regulation on 700,000 of Ohio’s poor, but Gov. Mike DeWine says it wouldn’t impose any additional regulatory burden on them. However, asked to describe the new requirements, the Ohio Department of Medicaid provided a lengthy document that’s full of regulations. DeWine is urging Attorney General Dave Yost, a fellow Republican, […]

The Supreme Court could strike down Obamacare. Here’s what’s at stake.

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — The fate of the sweeping 2010 health care law known as Obamacare is again in limbo, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday set to hear arguments over whether that statute should be overturned. States are at the heart of the case and nearly every one has made an argument about why Obamacare should […]

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What California v. Texas Could Mean for Ohio

BY: - November 10, 2020

Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in California v. Texas, a case that could determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. As then Vice President Joe Biden, now President-Elect, said at the time, caught on a hot mic, the law […]

DeWine speaks up for popular parts of the ACA, but not the one providing health care to 500,000 low-income Ohioans

BY: - October 14, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks up for popular parts of the ACA, but not the one providing healthcare to 500,000 low-income Ohioans

DeWine says he wants to make Medicaid better, vague about protecting expansion population

BY: - October 6, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants to improve Medicaid, but he's supporting the nomination of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who could vote to invalidate the Affordable Care Act and possibly strip healthcare from more than a half-million Ohioans.

Ohio takes first steps toward big Medicaid overhaul

BY: - September 30, 2020

Ohio Medicaid, which provides health care to more than a quarter of the state's population is poised to take a big step in a major overhaul of the program.

Medicaid director backpedals on possibility of cutting drug coverage, expansion population

BY: - June 18, 2020

The director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, it appears, is at least partially backtracking after telling a state panel that ending Ohio’s expanded eligibility for the program and eliminating prescription drug coverage are possible options to fill a looming state budget gap. On Monday, Director Maureen Corcoran made a presentation to the Ohio Prescription […]

DeWine noncommittal on extra Medicaid money from feds

BY: - May 12, 2020

State leaders have already slashed half a billion dollars from the state budget, so billions in additional federal funding for Medicaid might sound good right now to those tasked with balancing Ohio’s books.  But Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wouldn’t answer directly Monday when asked whether he supported a request by the National Governors Association that […]

‘They’re just going uninsured:’ How the youngest Ohioans are losing health coverage

BY: - March 9, 2020

The rate of young children in Ohio without health insurance is surging. Health care professionals attribute the rise in children under six years old without coverage to a hot economy shrinking Medicaid rolls to technical errors in an already complex Medicaid system.  Whatever the case, the trend reverses years of steady decline in the rate […]