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

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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 changes, which build upon the House’s desired oversight of the program, altered a few policies that affect hospitals and the administration’s work in value-based reimbursement, and effectively terminated the Medicaid expansion.
  • The Senate maintained many of the provisions from the House in regard to waivers that focused on increasing cost-sharing and personal responsibility as a condition of eligibility.
  • The Health and Human Services fund is continued, giving the Controlling Board authority over spending dollars relative to the expansion.
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