Ohio Medicaid Basics
Updated every two years to coincide with the state biennium budget, Ohio Medicaid Basics provides an expansive overview of the Medicaid program in Ohio, broken down into easy-to-follow sections. A two-page executive summary also is available.
The updated edition provides an overview of Ohio Medicaid financing, enrollment and eligibility. The brief also includes key Medicaid-related policy changes included in the state budget for SFYs 2016-2017. A two page executive summary also is available.
Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study
The Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study was conducted by a research partnership between the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the Ohio State University, Regional Economic Models, Inc., and the Urban Institute. The research partners gratefully acknowledge funding from the Gund Foundation, Interact for Health (formerly the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati)and the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. The views presented here are those of the authors and do represent the official position or opinions of the funders.
- Medicaid enrollment trends and impact analysis (December 2014) A follow-up to the 2013 Medicaid Expansion Study, this policy brief examines enrollment trends after the first year of Medicaid expansion, including analysis of enrollment in all Ohio counties.
- Fact sheet: Impact on Ohioans earning less than 100 percent FPL (May 2013) A fact sheet (pdf, 2 pages) examining the impact of Medicaid expansion on Ohioans earning less than 100 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL), including county level projections of uninsured adults without dependent children, a population that would have no access to subsidized health coverage without the expansion.
- Fact sheet: The impact of not expanding Medicaid in Ohio (April 2013) A fact sheet (pdf, 2 pages) examining the impact on Ohio of not expanding Medicaid eligibility
- County-level analysis part 2: Local economic impact on employment and general sales tax revenues (March 2013) A policy brief (pdf, 12 pages) detailing projections of coverage effects for each county, as well as fiscal effects
- County-level analysis (March 2013) A policy brief (pdf, 12 pages) detailing the county-level impact of a potential Medicaid expansion. The brief provides projections of coverage effects for each county, as well as fiscal effects
- Expanding Medicaid in Ohio: Analysis of likely effects (February 2013) a policy brief (pdf, 24 pages) that summarizes the results of an independent analysis of potential Medicaid expansion in Ohio. A two-page executive summary also is available
- Expanding Medicaid in Ohio: Preliminary analysis of likely effects (January 2013; revised 02/26/2013) Preliminary results of an independent analysis of potential Medicaid expansion in Ohio
Medicaid spending growth analysis
At the request of Senators Burke and Cafaro, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio and the Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs produced an analysis comparing trends in Medicaid spending using the most recent historic rate of growth without Medicaid expansion to Medicaid spending at different growth rates with Medicaid expansion. Below are a series of documents that summarize the findings and the methods used in these calculations. These findings are projections, not predictions.
- Testimony before Medicaid Finance Subcommittee, Senate Finance Committee by Amy Rohling McGee, President, Health Policy Institute of Ohio and William Hayes, PhD, The Ohio State University (August 13, 2013)
- Testimony PowerPoint Presentation
- Analysis summary
- Methods used in the analysis
- Expansion Scenarios
- Medicaid Expansion Scenario Addendum – Match Starting 2014
- Medicaid Spending Calculations Backing Documents
- MCO Tax & Rx Rebate Projected Revenue
- Comparison Medicaid Expansion Summary at 7.2% to 5% and 4.5%
Other Medicaid resources
- Ohio Medicaid homepage
- Governor’s Office of Health Transformation page on Medicaid initiatives