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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 1, 2018

Medicaid Experiments: An Overview of Potential Waivers in Ohio

Medicaid Experiments: An Overview of Potential Waivers in Ohio  January 31, 2018 Loren Anthes, Public Policy Fellow The following Issue Brief takes a look at the different waivers being pursued or considered by Ohio and the policy implications of the various proposals. This research will look into the policy underpinnings of these efforts both in...

November 2, 2017

Cuyahoga County JFS: On the Road to Providing a Superior Customer Experience

Cuyahoga County JFS: On the Road to Providing a Superior Customer Experience Rachel Cahill, Guest Author November 2, 2017  The Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently completed a year-long strategic planning process in order to assess how the agency is making a positive difference in the lives of county residents and...

October 6, 2017

A Preview of the 2018-2019 Cuyahoga County Biennial Budget

A Preview of the 2018-2019 Cuyahoga County Biennial Budget William Tarter, Jr., Policy Planning Associate and Community Advocacy October 6, 2017  This paper focuses on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Levy Fund budget and, to a lesser extent, the General Operating Fund budget. The HHS Levy fund is funded in large part by the...

September 18, 2017

Housing and Medicaid

Housing and Medicaid Loren C. Anthes, MBA Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center September 18, 2017 This Issue Brief looks at the intersection of Medicaid and housing, how some states are addressing the issue of housing insecurity through Medicaid, and what the policy opportunities for innovation may be. Key Takeaways  The cost of health care...

August 1, 2017

2018-2019 State Budget, As Enacted: Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Health

2018-2019 State Budget, As Enacted: Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Health Loren C. Anthes, MBA Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center August 1, 2017 Explores the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Department of Health in the enacted state budget. Key Takeaways The Medicaid expansion was maintained, but the General Assembly is requiring waivers...

June 23, 2017

2018-2019 State Budget, Senate Budget: Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Health

2018-2019 State Budget, Senate Budget: Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Health Loren C. Anthes, MBA, Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center June 23, 2017 Focuses on how the Ohio Senate built upon the work of the Ohio House to manage tightening resources and eligibility constraints and spending in the expansion. Key Takeaways The Senate made...