Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Ohio Officials Seek Medicaid Eligibility Overhaul
State officials are expected to announce plans Wednesday to overhaul Medicaid eligibility for about 700,000 Ohioans.
The proposal is aimed at simplifying the state’s complex and lengthy process for determining whether a person is eligible for the tax-funded program that serves the poor and disabled. The changes would require approval from the federal government.
Determining whether a person is eligible for Medicaid can take as long as 45 days while case workers evaluate applicants against more than 150 separate categories.
The state wants to move away from what officials call a fragmented process, to a more simplified model based on income.
Officials are also seeking federal support to help replace a more than 25-year-old computer system that frequently denies Medicaid eligibility in error and causes a huge administrative burden.