The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released its latest publication: Policy considerations for Medicaid expansion in Ohio (pdf, 12 pages).
Ohio policymakers face a significant policy decision in 2013: whether to expand Ohio’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act to people with incomes up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which for a family of three is $26,344 annually. Ohio's decision on whether to expand eligibility for the program is expected to come as part of the state's biennium budget process, which will take place in the coming months.
The brief provides background on the issue of Medicaid expansion, outlines policy considerations and provides a summary analysis of the costs and benefits of a Medicaid expansion. An abbeviated primer (pdf, 8 pages) also is available.
The brief is one of a series of publications HPIO plans to release in 2013 related to Medicaid expansion. HPIO also is partnering with several organizations on more detailed, Ohio-specific research related to Medicaid expansion that will be released later in January 2013. HPIO also will release its updated, biennial publication, “Ohio Medicaid Basics,” in early 2013.