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Medicaid Expansion Ohio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich accepts Medicaid Expansion

Ohio has accepted the Medicaid Expansion Provision of the Affordable Care Act, and has begun working on implementing various aspect of Medicaid Expansion.

Ohio Governor Kasich announced on February 4th 2013  the support the Obamacare Medicaid expansion provision, and that he would back the expansion in Ohio. Governor Kasich is the fifth republican Governor to back the expansion, this follow Arizona Governor Janice Brewers announcement regarding Medicaid Expansion in Arizona.

The Obamacare provision of Medicaid expansion is currently seen as a very tough sell to the majority of republican governors, who continue to say Medicaid Expansion will allow the president and his administration to expand an entitlement program that may not be sustainable in the long run. Recently the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board  described Brewer and Kasich as “Obamacare Flippers” who accepted “Mr. Obama’s Medicaid bribe.”

How many uninsured adults would be eligible for Medicaid Expansion in Ohio ?

In Ohio an estimated 705,000 people are uninsured mostly adults who would be eligible for under the Medicaid Expansion of the Affordable Care Act.  When the state partakes in Medicaid Expansion. 578,000 would be newly eligible for Medicaid. There are about 127,000 eligible adults who currently qualify but are not enrolled.

How many adults would enroll if Ohio expanded?

When Ohio expands Medicaid as part of Medicaid Expansion, a range of 900,000 to 1,100,000 adults will newly enroll into the program by the end of 2019.  This includes the adults who will be eligible as a result of the changed requirements as part of  the Medicaid expansion, provision of the Affordable Care Act.

How much would it cost to implement Medicaid Expansion?

Ohio will spend in the range of $13 million in 2014 with the cost rising to around $609 Million million to cover new enrollees by the end of the first six years of the Medicaid expansion.  This is 0.9% to 1.3% more than what Ohio would have spent on Medicaid during that timeframe without the implementation of Medicaid Expansion. This represents a potential savings of 709 Million for the state of Ohio

As of the present time, Ohio Medicaid rules allow the coverage of adults with dependents at 90% of the federal poverty level. The current Medicaid rules in Ohio does not allow coverage of adults with no children. Based on the current standards of Ohio a family of four would have to make less than $20,745 to be eligible for Mediaid.

State Centers for Medicaid

Need Application Forms, or information on your states Medicaid Application guideline. Please visit our State Centers for Medicaid Page with links to Applications, and Contact information for specific states.


Leave a replyComments (4)
  1. Ajay Jain March 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Hello Friends,

    Governor Rick Perry millions of under-privileged poor Texans who do not have any Health Coverage will be covered under The Affordable Care ACT (ACA) expansion of MEDICAID!

    My Physician wife's practice is partly dependent on MEDICAID and its viability. Please allow the expansion of MEDICAID to occur in Texas under The Affordable Care ACT.

    Believe it or not IT IS A FACT: If states choose to expand Medicaid, the federal government will cover 100 percent of the costs from 2014 to 2016. The feds' contribution will begin to decrease in 2017, but will never be less than 90 percent, under the ACA.

    That's why I created a petition to Governor Rick Perry, Texas Governor, The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Rick Perry, which says:

    "Please ACCEPT the FREE EXPANSION of MEDICAID under The Affordable Care ACT."

    Will you sign this petition? Click here:


    Ajay Jain
    Twitter Handle ajain31.
    Mobile: 214-207-9781

  2. Dennis Huelsman April 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I spoke with my state Rep. She stated that the house agrees, but did not have the time to agree with ACA. They passed it to the senate.

  3. Anonymous January 3, 2014 at 4:26 am

    this expansion is just a sham to get the gov. re elected. My wife applied and it has been 23 days since and no word not even to say they recieved the app. So don't believe for a minute that ohio expanded there medicaid program.

  4. Katie Chan June 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I applied in feb. and still nothing back except through human arc


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