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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...

March 12, 2018

Public Comments to the Ohio Department of Medicaid on the Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement Waiver

Loren Anthes, Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center 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...

February 13, 2018

The State of the Cuyahoga County Budget: Looking Back and Looking Forward

The State of the Cuyahoga County Budget: Looking Back and Looking Forward William Tarter, Jr., MPA Public Policy Associate & Community Advocacy February, 2018 In this edition of County Budgeting Matters, we will examine the strategies that Cuyahoga County Executive, Armond Budish, used for developing the 2018-2019 biennium budget, compare the 2017 process to the...