1. In the Nation: On Medicaid, States Won't Take Feds' No for an Answer Last month, to the surprise of no one in health policy circles, the federal government denied Arizona and Ohio's separate requests to adopt strict eligibility requirements for their health insurance programs for the poor. What did surprise some health policy experts was what the states had asked for: The third year into Medicaid expansion, Republican-led states are still requesting changes that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have repeatedly refused.
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What We Do
A nonprofit, non-partisan think tank, The Center for Community Solutions focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues.
We help the people who help people -- human service professionals, civic leaders, and public officials. Our applied research, policy analysis, and non-partisan advocacy are what set us apart. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, we identify, analyze, and explain key health, social, and economic data and issues, and propose non-partisan solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans. In addition to keeping an eye on emerging issues, we also focus on the following policies:
Strengthening the Health and Human Services Safety Net
Safety, Health, and Economic Wellbeing of Older Adults
Improving Maternal and Infant Health
Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services
Adolescent Reproductive Health Education
The Center for Community Solutions provides strategic leadership and organizes community resources to improve health, social, and economic conditions through applied demographic research, nonpartisan policy analysis and advocacy, and communication.