Legislators are trying to change Ohio’s Medicaid system. The pending “Healthy Ohio” 1115 Medicaid waiver would require nearly all non-disabled adults in Ohio to pay monthly premiums for their coverage and impose penalties for certain behaviors. If the federal government approves the waiver, more Ohioans will be uninsured, Medicaid costs would increase, and the Medicaid system will be more complex for Ohioans.
Take action by submitting public comments about the “Healthy Ohio” Medicaid waiver. The comment period opens on April 15 and closes May 13. Public hearings will be held:
- April 21, 2016, 2:00p.m.
Medical Care Advisory Committee
Ohio Department of Medicaid
50 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215
- May 3, 2016, time and location to be determined
Resources for Making Public Comments
- Medicaid Waiver Action Center (UHCAN Ohio)
- Public Comment Primer (The Center for Community Solutions)
- Taking Stock of Medicaid Changes in the Final 2016-2017 State Budget (The Center for Community Solutions)
- New Medicaid Waiver Proposal Will Disrupt Coverage and Increase Costs (The Center for Community Solutions)
- Healthy Ohio plan is bad medicine (Policy Matters Ohio)
- To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #NotHealthy4Ohio.
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