Loading…
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsState
Published: Monday, 5/12/2014 - Updated: 3 months ago

Data shows almost 185,000 Ohioans gain health coverage through expansion of Medicaid program

ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBUS — Roughly 185,000 Ohioans have enrolled in Medicaid under an expansion of the taxpayer-funded program.

Gov. John Kasich’s administration moved forward last fall with extending Medicaid eligibility to cover thousands more people under the federal health overhaul. Coverage took effect Jan. 1.

Ohio’s monthly report on Medicaid caseloads shows that 184,671 people have gained coverage through the extension as of April 30. That’s more than half of the 366,000 newly eligible residents estimated to sign up by June 2015.

The expansion allows those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to gain coverage. For a single adult, that’s about $16,000 annually.

Officials say more than 546,000 people have applied for Medicaid through the state’s new benefits website since Oct. 1.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories







Poll