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Definitions of Medicaid in Ohio
- Medicaid in Ohio*
"Medicaid is a state and federally funded health care program that provides assistance to certain low-income and medically vulnerable people. Ohioans who are eligible for Medicaid are entitled to all medically necessary services. The state can not limit the number of eligible persons enrolled in Medicaid or deny access to medically necessary services in order to control costs.
Ohio’s Medicaid program provides health care coverage to people who meet certain eligibility requirements. Depending on income, insurance status may affect eligibility and some consumers may be required to pay monthly premiums or copays.
*source: Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, Columbus, Ohio 43215
"In reality, Medicaid is not one program but many:
source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Columbus, OH 43215-4198
- An insurance program for children, parents, pregnant women, elders, and people with disabilities who meet certain low income requirements;
- A program of chronic and long-term care for people with disabilities, including people with mental illness, and lowincome
- A supplement to Medicare for low-income elderly and people with disabilities; and
- A source of funding for uncompensated care in hospitals."
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Medicaid in Ohio: How It Works; An Introduction to Ohio Medicaid; What is Ohio Medicaid?
Ohio Medicaid Eligibility, How to get Medicaid in Ohio, Requirements
- web page:
Who Qualifies? (for Medicaid)
source:Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
- web page:
How to Enroll in (Ohio) Medicaid
source: Health Care Home
- web page:
Ohio Medicaid Eligibility Rules
source:Daniel P. Seink Co.
- web page:
Medicaid - Medicare Eligibility Information
source: Pro Seniors, Inc.
- web page:
2011 HHS Poverty Guidelines
source: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
from the web page:
"...The poverty thresholds are the original version of the federal poverty measure... The poverty guidelines are the other version of the federal poverty measure.
- web page:
source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group. There are special rules for those who live in nursing homes and for disabled children living at home.
Ohio Medicaid Citizenship Requirements
Applying for Ohio Medicaid
Ohio Medicaid Offices; Medicaid HOTLINE
Ohio Medicaid Health Plans, HMO, Ohio Primary Care Physicians
Find Ohio Medicaid Physicians, Doctors
Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: Ohio CHIP:
- The Ohio State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP:
Healthy Start (also called SCHIP) is a Medicaid program available to:
- Children (younger than age 19) in families with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
- Pregnant women in families with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level."
- The Ohio Healthchek program:
Healthchek is Ohio's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. It provides a group of services to children and teens younger than age 21 which include: prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of Healthchek is to discover and treat health problems early. If a potential health problem is found, further diagnosis and treatment are covered."
source: Office of Ohio Health Plans, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Ohio Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services
Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List
Ohio Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist
Other Health Coverage Options in Ohio
Ohio Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health Care
Ohio Medicaid Waiver Programs
Medicaid Community Waivers in Ohio
"Medicaid waivers are programs offered through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), and the Ohio Department of Aging. Waiver programs provide services to people who would otherwise be in a nursing home or hospital to receive long-term care. There are many factors that determine a person's eligibility for a waiver, such as the type and extent of their disability, the prognosis, and their financial assets. Each waiver provides different types of services. Contact the agency that administers the waiver for specific information about eligibility requirements and services offered.
*source: Ohio Legal Rights Service , Columbus, Ohio 43215-5923
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Report Medicaid Fraud in Ohio
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