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June 18, 2018

Adult Protective Services: Case Study of Seven Counties

By: Brie Lusheck, Public Policy Associate Emily Muttillo, Applied Research Fellow William Tarter Jr., Policy Planning Associate and Community Advocacy   In the past five years, the state of Ohio has seen major policy changes related to Adult Protective Services (APS) which are detailed in Adult Protective Services: Providing Context in an Aging State by The...

June 12, 2018

Public Comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

INTRODUCTION Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §5166.37,[1] the Ohio General Assembly has mandated the Ohio Department of Medicaid seek federal approval for an 1115 Demonstration Waiver imposing work requirements on individuals covered through Medicaid via the Group VIII expansion. Pursuant to law established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and further articulated in...

June 11, 2018

Making the Grade: Education and Medicaid in Ohio and Beyond

 INTRODUCTION After signing the Higher Education Act of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson returned to San Marcos, Texas, a place where he had once taught impoverished schoolchildren in a segregated environment, and recalled his experience as a teacher stating, “…this nation could never rest while the door to knowledge remained closed to any American.”[1] Through this...

June 3, 2018

Family and Youth in Crisis, How Ohio’s Identifying and Funding the Population

Family and Youth in Crisis, How Ohio’s Identifying and Funding the Population Gayle Channing-Tenenbaum Consultant, Children’s Medicaid Policy   Ohio’s 2018-2019 biennial budget included an appropriation of $5 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding per year for children with complex care needs whose parents or legal guardians are at risk of relinquishing custody...

May 14, 2018

Wraparound Services for Young People in Poverty: Taking a Look at CCMEP with New Program Data

The Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) began in July 2016 and is targeted to reach one of Ohio’s most vulnerable populations – youth and young adults in poverty. The program combines funding from the Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to provide wraparound services to positively...

April 30, 2018

Putting the “Mother” Back into Maternal and Infant Health

In the United States, women are dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth at a higher rate than other industrialized nations, and the rate is increasing. Understanding this issue is complex; even just understanding the terminology describing deaths and complications related to pregnancy and childbirth is quite an undertaking. It’s important to understand it...

April 30, 2018

Hungry for Policy: A Deeper Dive on Older Adults

The Center for Community Solutions Public Policy Fellow Loren Anthes recently authored an issue brief on the relationship between food insecurity and Medicaid. One of the key takeaways from the brief is that “as a social determinant of health, food insecurity increases cost and diminishes outcomes in health care.” With a high number of older...

April 23, 2018

Hungry for Policy: Searching for Solutions to Food Insecurity in Ohio Medicaid

Loren Anthes, Public Policy Fellow April 23, 2018 INTRODUCTION The United States spends twice as much as other industrialized nations on health care but performs worse on many population health outcomes.[1] While this spending is primarily the result of pricing and administrative costs, it is also a consequence of non-medical factors influencing the health of...

March 13, 2018

Medicaid Work Requirement Waiver Analysis: Budget Neutrality

BACKGROUND In a March 1st testimony provided by Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services in opposition to Ohio’s “Group VIII Work Requirement and Community Engagement 1115 Demonstration Waiver,” the County provided administrative analysis indicating the case management needs the new eligibility conditions would impose on their operations. This analysis included information regarding what would be...