Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
State Website Alerts Ohioans To Medicaid Expansion
The state has started notifying people on its new benefits website that more low-income Ohioans will be eligible for health coverage under an expansion of the Medicaid program.
The notification tells people to check back about when they can apply. It also directs people to more information about the eligibility changes.
Ohio recently got approval from Washington to extend Medicaid eligibility to thousands more people.
On Monday, the quietly powerful state Controlling Board granted a request from Gov. John Kasich’s administration to spend federal dollars on the expansion. Coverage begins Jan. 1.
Opponents of Medicaid expansion have filed a lawsuit over approval of the funds.
The state’s Medicaid department says its benefits website will begin accepting Medicaid applications for newly eligible adults in the coming months.