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OPPA opposes Medicaid work requirements


Source: Community Solutions

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §5166.37, [1] the Ohio General Assembly has mandated the Ohio Department of Medicaid seek federal approval for an 1115 Demonstration Waiver imposing work requirements on individuals covered through Medicaid via the Group VIII expansion. Pursuant to law established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and further articulated in federal rule," name="_ftnref2">[2] the state and federal governments must collect and respond to public comment.

Ohio’s proposed Medicaid work requirements represent an “unfunded, legally questionable, mandate that fails to meet the essential purpose of Medicaid to provide medical assistance.”

The OPPA, along with many other statewide physician and patient advocacy groups, sent a letter to Medicaid Director, Barbara Sears, outlining why the its members are opposed to the 1115 Demonstration Waiver.