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Ohio Medicaid Requests Controlling Board Approval to Extend Coverage

On October 11, 2013, the Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy submitted a Controlling Board request seeking authorization to spend federal-only funds to extend Medicaid coverage. Controlling Board approval on October 21, 2013 is the only action that is required to extend Medicaid coverage in Ohio beginning January 1, 2014.

Click on the link below for detailed information on the Medicaid Director's request:

The Medicaid expansion issue is on this year's agenda at the OAMES 33rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition on Nov. 19-20 in Columbus.  Director McCarthy will be speaking about the benefits of expanding the program while Greg Lawson with The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions will provide the opposing view.  Refer to the home page story on the conference for details.

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