RWJF: 27.7 Million Previously Uninsured People Are Eligible for Assistance under the Affordable Care Act, 6/14/2014

June 14, 2014

27.7 Million Previously Uninsured People Are Eligible for Assistance under the Affordable Care Act

An updated report recently released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation revealed that 56% of uninsured individuals across the nation became eligible to receive financial assistance for health insurance coverage, whether it is through Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or marketplaces.  Key findings from the updated report indicated that Medicaid expansion greatly increased the percentage of eligible individuals. In states that have already expanded, 68% of uninsured individuals received eligibility, …

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Enrollment in Medicaid in Ohio Alert

December 10, 2013

From the office of United States Senator for Ohio, Sherrod Brown. For more information about Medicaid benefits and to submit an application, visit benefits.ohio.gov.

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WebMD: OHIO EXPANDS MEDICAID, 10/24

October 24, 2013

From WebMD…

Affordable Care Act: Ohio Expands Medicaid

“Ohio became the 25th state to expand Medicaid coverage after an extended fight between Republican Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-dominated legislature.

The state will now receive funds from the federal government to cover an estimated 275,000 more people who are too poor to buy health insurance in the new health insurance Marketplaces…”

“As part of the Affordable Care Act, states can elect to receive federal money to expand Medicaid, the health program for low-income adults. The federal government will cover …

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ISSUE: MEDICAID: why it’s important in Ohio, 6/1

June 01, 2013

Ohio must expand Medicaid. Without Medicaid expansion, thousands of Ohioans with incomes up to 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level ($23,550 for a family of four) will be left with no subsidized health insurance assistance. The Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study predicts that by 2017, 370,000 adults without dependent children will have no access to subsidized insurance and will most likely be uninsured. Ohio legislators must support Medicaid expansion.

Medicaid Makes Business Sense

Not only is Medicaid expansion the right thing to do morally, it makes good …

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