OHIO HEALTHCARE FOCUSES ON MEDICAID PROBLEMS

While Ohio Governor John Kasich recently protected Medicaid by vetoing a proposed freeze of the expansion, the future of the program still faces uncertainty at the federal level. A revised version of the health-care plan aimed at replacing the rapidly disintigrating Obamacare system, would cut the program by more than 700 billion dollars and end Medicaid expansion by 2024. Wendy Patton with Policy Matters Ohio, says the program would need to be restructured, because the federal government would no longer provide matching state funding….

Tag: Currently, the federal government pays about two-thirds of every dollar Ohio spends on Medicaid. Since the state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act… or Obamacare as it is more commonly known, nearly 725,000 previously uninsured people in Ohio are covered, but at the expense of those who, in many cases, simply can’t afford it any longer due to rising healthcare costs under Obamacare.