Feds Approve State Program Combatting Lead Poisoning

Aug 22, 2019


Governor Mike DeWine says the Ohio Department of Medicaid has received federal approval for it's Children's Health Insurance Program initiative, designed to enhance and expand Medicaid's lead abatement program. 

DeWine says Medicaid will have greater flexibility to fund Ohio Department of Health lead hazard control projects in the homes of Medicaid-eligible children or pregnant women. It also will have more flexibility to remove lead hazards in residential properties within targeted areas. The state has allocated 10 million dollars to fund the effort.