Office of Health Transformation Update
December 16, 2013 

Medicaid backers abandon petition effort in Ohio

 

"Supporters of extending Medicaid have abandoned an effort that could have put the issue before Ohio voters, because they say two actions by state officials made expansion a reality. The move to drop the petition comes after the state's Medicaid department acted to extend Medicaid coverage and a legislative board approved federal funds to cover the additional people."  

 

Read the AP article 

Medicaid filings put morals before court

"Dozens of health organizations, business groups, labor unions, hospitals, doctors, faith organizations, and others have weighed in with briefs, making direct appeals to the seven justices on the Ohio Supreme Court as to why Medicaid should be expanded."

Read the Toledo Blade article
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