Medicaid

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U.S SENATE

Northeast Ohioans are being urged to voice their opinions on the proposal to make many residents pay premiums for some state Medicaid services that are now free. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says residents of this region have not had the same chance to make public comments as people in other parts of the state.

 

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KAREN KASLER / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

  Opponents of the plan to ask the federal government for permission to charge 1.5 million Medicaid recipients small premiums to stay in the program tried to turn out critics at a public hearing in Cincinnati today. But supporters say the plan will keep costs down and help those recipients be more engaged. 

  Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s concerned about the administrative costs of the plan, and that he feels it’s a GOP effort to shut down Medicaid expansion.

State of Ohio

The state will soon start a process that could allow for controversial changes for about a million Ohioans on Medicaid. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports it’s a long, tough road to getting those changes in place.

Billie Jo David of Summit DD
SummitDD.org / SUMMIT COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES BOARD

Summit County’s Developmental Disabilities Board is shutting down all six of its adult services centers. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports on why, when, and who will be affected. 

Summit County Developmental Disabilities day centers assist clients with opportunities for piece work and what the agency calls "habilitation services."   The aim  is to help them become more integrated into the community, and expand their personal horizons.

Board spokeswoman Billie Jo David 

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