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Figures Differ On Low-Income Ohioans Covered Under Medicaid Expansion

When Medicaid expansion was discussed in recent months, advocates said it would allow coverage for 275 thousand low-income Ohioans. But when the state Controlling Board approved accepting two and a half billion dollars to be used for Medicaid expansion earlier this week, state Medicaid leaders said 366 thousand low-income Ohioans would benefit. Wendy Patton with the progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio says both figures are correct.

But Gregg Lawson with the conservative-leaning think tank the Buckeye Institute says a 2012 study by the Urban Institute shows up to 500 thousand Ohioans could be added to the Medicaid program.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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