This Policy Snapshot details how the Controlling Board’s decision to authorize spending to extend Medicaid made Medicaid expansion a reality in Ohio.
This brochure summarizes the impact that an extension of Ohio’s current Medicaid program would have on Northeast Ohio. The pamphlet-like format allows readers to easily access key facts and figures of the proposal, including who would be covered by the extension and what costs Ohio would incur over time.
Established in 1965, Medicaid is funded jointly by the state and federal governments and provides health insurance to eligible low-income and medically vulnerable people. This publication discusses Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, funding and medical care.
(The Center for Health Affairs, March 2013)
Three states that substantially expanded adult Medicaid eligibility since 2000 – New York, Maine and Arizona – experienced a 6.1 percent reduction in adult mortality. Reductions in mortality were greatest for minorities, individuals from poorer counties and older adults. State expansions also reduced the proportion of uninsured adults by 3.2 percentage points and decreased the proportion of adults delaying care because of costs by 2.9 percentage points.
Ohio Medicaid Basics 2013
This report provides an overview of Ohio Medicaid, including eligibility, key programs, financing and expenditures. Mandatory and optional Medicaid services are described as well as the percent of the state budget that Medicaid consumes. Ohio Medicaid cost drivers as well as current issues impacting Medicaid policy are also discussed.
(Health Policy Institute of Ohio, March 2013)
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