Office of Health Transformation Update
January 10, 2014

Federal system now referring Medicaid applicants to Ohio Benefits

 

Recent national stories have covered the inability of the federal online marketplace to transfer potential Medicaid cases to states:

 

 Washington Post 

 

On December 12, Ohio Medicaid anticipated these challenges and recommended that Ohioans who tried to apply on the federal site and were told they are eligible for Medicaid instead apply directly for Medicaid on Ohio's site:

 

 State guidance  

 

On December 26, the federal government issued similar guidance, and began calling 50,000+ Ohioans to encourage them to reapply on Ohio's site:  

 

Federal guidance  

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