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May 15, 2023

HPIO releases latest Ohio Medicaid Basics

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released the tenth edition of Ohio Medicaid Basics, a primer that provides an overview of the Medicaid program in Ohio. 

The 2023 edition includes information on Medicaid eligibility, covered groups and services, delivery systems, financing, spending and recent policy and programmatic changes. In addition to giving an overview of the program, the brief details recent changes, such as Medicaid continuous coverage and redetermination, implementation of the Next Generation of Ohio Managed Care initiative and extension of postpartum coverage, as well as describes how the changes affect enrollment and spending. 

Medicaid Basics can be a valuable reference tool for reporters covering the Medicaid program, the Ohio budget or any health policy issue. 

Ohio Medicaid provides healthcare coverage for about 3.6 million Ohioans (30% of the state’s population, as displayed in the graphic above), most of whom are children, older adults, people with disabilities and adults with low incomes who could not otherwise afford private or employer-sponsored health insurance. The program represents a significant share of government spending in Ohio. In state fiscal year 2022, federal and state expenditures on Medicaid accounted for about 39% of Ohio’s budget, with 73% of the fund coming from the federal government. 

HPIO has released Medicaid Basics every two years since 2005.

For any questions about the report, or if you would like to talk with the report’s authors, please call or text Nick Wiselogel at 614.530.9918 or email  


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