Office of Health Transformation Update
March 6, 2013 
Cincinnati Enquirer
Expanding health care is the right call for Ohio


Shortly after he took office two years ago, Gov. John Kasich presented Ohioans with an innovative plan to reform Medicaid in Ohio. Tired of out-of-control costs and a stagnant, business-as-usual approach to health care, the governor introduced a plan founded on four core principles...


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Columbus Dispatch
Religious groups push for Kasich's Medicaid expansion


Members of the faith community are stepping up efforts to encourage state lawmakers to back Gov. John Kasich's plan to open government-subsidized Medicaid insurance coverage to an additional 275,000 low-income Ohioans.


The Ohio Council of Churches, local leaders of the United Methodist and Roman Catholic churches, and others plan to visit the Statehouse on Tuesday to show support for the proposal. They'll hold a news conference and make stops at the offices of various legislators.


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Columbus Dispatch 
More Medicaid helps everyone

Ohio's Medicaid program is a safety net for thousands of families, children, low-income seniors and disabled people, but it's a safety net that requires ongoing, thoughtful reinvention.

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Akron Beacon Journal


Mary Stout knows all about the pains of being uninsured.

A hospital has offered to provide her much-needed knee replacement surgery for free under its charity care program. But the 60-year-old Cuyahoga Falls resident said she can't afford the bills for required testing before surgery.


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Cincinnati Enquirer
Medicaid can help stop Ohio's vicious cycle of re-incarceration


The proposal to expand Medicaid in Ohio will help provide much-needed mental and physical health care to people coming out of our jails and prisons.  


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