Ohio’s Medicaid reforms over the past five years have been recognized nationally for reducing costs, improving health outcomes, and improving care coordination. When Governor Kasich took office in 2011, Ohio Medicaid was growing at an unsustainable rate, more than ten percent annually. The Governor's Office of Health Transformation and its agency partners introduced an aggressive package of reforms that held Medicaid growth to 4.0 percent in 2012 and 2.5 percent in 2013. With spending under control, Governor Kasich made the decision in 2013 to extend Medicaid coverage to more low-income Ohioans, a decision that covered 650,000 previously uninsured residents and cut Ohio's uninsured rate in half.
Medicaid Reform Priorities
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