State Budgeting Matters

State Budgeting Matters is a periodic in-depth review of critical issues related to Ohio’s budget and their impact on health, social, and economic conditions around the state.  Links to SBMs from the past few years are provided below.



Budget Landscape: Ohio’s Health and Human Services Agencies 2018-2019

Companion to Ohio Department of Medicaid: Budget Preview

Tara Britton, Lynde Fellow & Director of Public Policy
Brie Lusheck, Public Policy Associate
William Tarter Jr., Policy Planning Associate and Community Advocacy
December 2016

This report, which is the companion State Budgeting Matters to the Ohio Department of Medicaid Budget Preview, takes a retrospective look at the Ohio Departments of Aging, Developmental Disabilities, Health, Job and Family Services, and Mental Health and Addiction Services. Budget Landscape: Ohio’s Health and Human Services Agencies 2018-2019 discusses major changes in the agencies during the Kasich Administration and takes a look ahead at the landscape for the upcoming state budget. This edition of State Budgeting Matters also provides an overview of the transportation budget, which is a separate process than the general operating budget.

Read the full report here.    


 Ohio Department of Medicaid Budget Preview

Loren Anthes, MBA
Public Policy Fellow, Center for Medicaid Policy
November 2016

In the next month, Community Solutions will be releasing its State Budgeting Matters series with the addition of a “budget preview”. The first in this series will feature the Ohio Department of Medicaid. In this report, Policy Fellow Loren Anthes takes a retrospective look at the Department, the significant structural changes of the program since the beginning of the Kasich administration, the movement toward value and privatization, and identifies some major issues to look out for in the upcoming biennial budget.

Read the full report here.





2016 Editions

State Budgeting Matters Archive

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