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Ohio Medicaid supports work and community engagement

Source:  Office of Health Transformation

On April 30, Ohio Medicaid requested federal approval to implement a work requirement to promote financial independence, community engagement and better health outcomes among Medicaid expansion enrollees.

Most of the 700,000 Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid expansion work – 58 percent earned income in the previous year and 44 percent currently meet the work requirement. Additional enrollees are exempt from the requirement based on Ohio law and federal guidelines.

As a result, an estimated 95 percent of the current Medicaid expansion population will meet the work requirement or be exempt, and the remaining 5 percent – about 36,000 individuals – will need to seek work or otherwise comply with the requirement to remain enrolled in Medicaid.



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