Ohio: Medicaid’s Role in Drug-Abuse Treatment Debated

medicaid“Ohio’s growing heroin and prescription drug problem has collided with the biggest issue facing the state legislature this fall: whether to expand Medicaid health care benefits to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents.

The Medicaid debate is set to be the top issue the General Assembly tackles when it returns to Columbus next month. An Oct. 1 deadline is looming over supporters of Republican Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to take federal money to expand Medicaid under the health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. After Jan. 1, Ohio will begin to lose out on more than $13 billion promised by the federal government.”


Source: LancasterEagleGazette.com – August 28, 2013