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2018-2019 House Budget: Ohio Departments of Health, Aging, Developmental Disabilities, Job and Family Services, & Mental Health and Addiction Services

May 19, 2017
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2018-2019 House Budget: Ohio Departments of Health, Aging, Developmental Disabilities, Job and Family Services, & Mental Health and Addiction Services

Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy | Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde FellowBrie Lusheck, Public Policy Associate

May 19, 2017

Examines the differences between the governor’s introduced budget and the version passed by the Ohio House in several health and human services agencies.Key Takeaways

  • With the news that revenues were continuing to come in below estimates, to the tune of needing to reduce spending by $800 million in the budget, debates became even more difficult as decisions needed to be made.
  • In further attempts to reduce overall spending, the House budget applies significant cuts to tobacco use prevention and cessation.
  • The administration proposed significant changes to the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) program, but the House rejected all proposed changes to BCMH and maintains this program in its current form.
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