October 13, 2015

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Medicaid ride program is canceled

ELYRIA — Lorain County Job and Family Services is ending a program that reimburses certain Medicaid recipients for driving to medical appointments, a decision that has drawn criticism from those who use the program. Jeff King, the agency’s fiscal administrator, said instead of the tax-free reimbursements, Job and Family Services will increase funding for its Read More…

Medicaid info meeting scheduled for today

LORAIN — Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans, including more than 19,000 in Lorain County, have health care insurance via the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid. But thousands more uninsured or underinsured may still be eligible for insurance coverage under various options of the Affordable Care Act. It is that population that the Get Covered Read More…

Updated: Ohio board approves Medicaid expansion

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at the Cleveland Clinic, using one of the nation's best known hospitals to make a final public push for Medicaid expansion Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio legislative panel granted a request Monday from the governor to allow federal dollars to be spent on an expansion of Medicaid that would give health coverage to thousands more residents. Ohio recently received approval from the federal government to expand Medicaid, the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled. Read More…