Current issues related to poverty and public services in Athens County, Ohio.
Feb 12, 2015
Ohio’s Medicaid enrollment worries both parties, but for different reasons
With Ohio’s Medicaid-expansion enrollment approaching half a million — a third higher than projected — House Democrats say a faulty process to renew benefits, plus premium charges proposed by Gov. John Kasich, would “jettison” many poor Ohioans from their newly obtained health coverage.
“We have more of an effort of mass Medicaid expulsion than mass Medicaid expansion,” Rep. Kevin Boyce, D-Columbus, told administration officials testifying about Kasich’s budget plan before the House Finance Committee yesterday.