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Health/Medicaid

Ohio Poverty Law Center Requests improved Medicaid EPSDT rule in Ohio Department of Medicaid Public Hearing

5 days ago

On Friday September 15th,  former legal aid client Amber McCullough testified alongside the Ohio Poverty Law Center before the Ohio Department of Medicaid about her struggle to obtain specialized transportation services for her 2-year-old daughter. Ms. McCullough’s daughter is wheel-chair bound and requires a wheelchair accessible van to transport her to and from appointments. Ms. […]

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Ohio At A Cross Roads: Medicaid Expansion

April 2013

Ohio At A Cross Roads: Medicaid Expansion The Ohio General Assembly and Governor Kasich are at odds over Medicaid expansion as anticipated by the Affordable Care Act. The Governor, a conservative Republican, included a Medicaid expansion in the state budget for all Ohioans with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level. This is […]

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Déjà vu All Over Again

June 2012

Will OWF face the same fate as DMA?  Is Ohio setting up OWF for cuts in the next budget? In 2003, enrollment in the state Disability Medical Assistance Program (DMA) was about 32,000 people.  DMA was a state funded program that provided basic medical care for Ohioans who were disabled or dependent on prescription medications […]

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Human Services issues in HB 487, Midterm Budget Review

June 2012

Governor Kasich signed the Midterm Budget Review (MBR) on June 11.  A number of human services issues got a lot of attention during the process, some good and some bad. 1.      Post Sanction Reenrollment into OWF got more difficult RC Section 5107.05 was amended to add stricter requirements to the reenrollment requirements for Ohio Works First […]

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