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Prioritize Home and Community Based Services

When Governor Kasich took office, Ohio was spending more of its Medicaid budget on high-cost nursing homes and other institutions than all but five states, and Ohio taxpayers were spending 47 percent more for Medicaid long-term care than taxpayers in other states. The Office of Health Transformation is working to “rebalance” Medicaid long-term care spending toward less expensive home and community based services (HCBS). The ultimate goal is for Ohio seniors and people with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a higher-cost nursing home.

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