Medicaid expansion

Over 54-thousand Ohioans Use Website To Apply For Medicaid

Jan 29, 2014

Ohio officials say they've received more than 54,000 applications from people seeking Medicaid health coverage through a new state website.

Ohio officials say they've received more than 17,000 applications from people seeking Medicaid health coverage through a new state website.

Ruling Sets Future For Medicaid Expansion

Dec 23, 2013

Now that the Ohio Supreme Court has made a decision on Medicaid expansion, it appears it’s here to stay - at least for now.

Supporters of extending Medicaid have abandoned an effort that could have put the issue before Ohio voters, because they say two actions by state officials made expansion a reality.

State attorneys say an Ohio legislative panel acted consistently with state law and standard practice when it approved funding an expansion of the Medicaid program last month.

Ohio senators have approved a bill to place limits on a legislative board that had a key role in the state's expansion of Medicaid.

The state says 366 thousand low-income Ohioans who are newly eligible for coverage under Medicaid expansion may start signing up on December 9th.

Debate Continues Over How To Use Medicaid Expansion Surplus

Nov 13, 2013

Ohio is expected to have a surplus of 400 million dollars as a result of expanding Medicaid.

The fight over Medicaid expansion has shown a deep split between Republicans who support Gov. Kasich on the issue and those who oppose his decision to go ahead with it.

As Ohio prepares to expand Medicaid, there are questions about who will benefit and whether taxpayers should get a tax cut.

Law Professor Thinks Medicaid Expansion Will Stand

Oct 24, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich's decision to sidestep the legislature and use the state Controlling Board to expand Medicaid has Tea Party-backed critics mounting a legal challenge.

When Medicaid expansion was discussed in recent months, advocates said it would allow coverage for 275 thousand low-income Ohioans.

One of the Republican Senators who voted to allow the state to accept two and a half billion federal dollars for Medicaid expansion has introduced a bill to give Ohioans a tax break.

Conservative Groups Sue State Over Medicaid Expansion Plan

Oct 22, 2013

Anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers in Ohio are suing the state over a move to fund an expansion of the Medicaid health program.

Controlling Board Approves Medicaid Expansion

Oct 22, 2013

The State Controlling Board has approved expanding Medicaid to cover thousands more low-income Ohioans.

Kasich Moving Ahead On Plan To Expand Medicaid

Oct 11, 2013

An expansion of Medicaid in Ohio could hinge on approval from a little known, but powerful state panel.

Beginning Tuesday, Ohioans can sign up on the new marketplace for health insurance called exchanges. But thousands of low income Ohioans would be eligible for Medicaid coverage if the state were to expand the program.

Debate Over Medicaid Expansion

Sep 23, 2013

A coalition of backers of Medicaid expansion has started its petition drive to put the issue before voters if lawmakers don’t expand the program to 275,000 low income Ohioans – as Gov. John Kasich had proposed in his original budget.

Medicaid Expansion Supporters Proceed With Back-Up Plan

Sep 19, 2013

Supporters of a proposal to expand Medicaid can start collecting signatures to put the issue before Ohio voters next year – though they continue to say they don't want to have to do that.

The state's attorney general has certified a petition filed by advocates for expanding Medicaid coverage in Ohio that could put the issue before voters next year.

Supporters Of Medicaid Expansion Start Petition Drive

Sep 3, 2013

Backers of Medicaid expansion have started to gather petition signatures to get the issue before voters should the Legislature fail to act.

State Launching Program To Help Drug-addicted Babies

Aug 30, 2013

Ohio will launch a program next year to help babies who are born addicted to drugs.

Events Held To Support, Oppose Medicaid Expansion

Aug 29, 2013

Support for Medicaid expansion is coming from former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett.

Democrats Contend Republicans Stalling On Expanding Medicaid

Aug 28, 2013

Democrats in the Ohio House are accusing Republican legislative leaders of stalling on a decision on whether to expand the Medicaid health program to cover more low-income residents.

State leaders continue to debate what, if anything, to do with Medicaid in light of the implementation of the new federal health care law.

A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so she’s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue.

Taylor Supports Medicaid Expansion

Jul 11, 2013

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor has been an outspoken critic of the federal health care law in the past.

Statehouse Rally Today Seeks Medicaid Expansion

Jul 9, 2013

Supporters of expanding Medicaid are scheduled to hold a rally at the Statehouse this afternoon. Republican Governor John Kasich plans to appear.

Groups Support, Oppose Medicaid Expansion Plan

Jul 5, 2013

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed portions of the state budget that prohibited Medicaid expansion.

Dems Trying To Get House Vote On Medicaid Expansion

Jun 27, 2013

Democratic state lawmakers plan to use a legislative maneuver to try to call a vote on a bill to expand Medicaid.