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Yesterday, Advocates for Ohio's Future submitted comments to the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) in response to the proposed "Healthy Ohio" Medicaid waiver. The waiver would require nearly all non-disabled adults in Ohio to pay monthly premiums for their coverage and impose penalties for certain behaviors.
AOF's comments highlighted how the proposed changes to Ohio's Medicaid system would:
- reduce access to health care for Ohioans eligible for Medicaid
- reduce positive health outcomes for Ohioans using Medicaid
- reduce the efficiency of administering the Medicaid system while increasing the costs of implementation.
If these changes will impact you or someone you know, it's not too late to submit your input by the May 16 deadline.
All public comments will be included with the state's waiver application to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS), which could result in the waiver being denied or amended.
For more information on making public comments, visit UHCAN Ohio's Medicaid Waiver Action Center.
Thank you for joining us in telling ODM to maintain health care access for all Ohioans!