Would Rural Ohio Counties be the Unwitting Victim of Proposed Federal and State Medicaid Changes?

John R. Corlett, President and Executive Director

April 2017

The state and federal governments have focused their efforts on hindering eligibility and spending in Medicaid, which will disproportionately affect rural counties in Ohio.

Key Takeaways 

  • Rural Ohio counties have higher per-capita Medicaid spending.
  • Rural Ohio would lose hundreds of millions in health care funding under ACHA.
  • Unemployed rural Ohioans face big hurdles to maintain Medicaid coverage.