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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:24 AM

About 61,000 Ohioans poised to lose Medicaid health benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Roughly 61,000 Ohioans in Medicaid are expected to lose their coverage this weekend after failing to take steps to renew their health benefits as required, the state’s Medicaid director said Thursday.

Those recipients who did not update their household income or other eligibility information as requested are poised to be terminated from the program Saturday.

Federal law requires states to “redetermine” annually whether recipients remain eligible for Medicaid. The federal-state program for the poor and disabled provides coverage to nearly one out of every four Ohioans.

The process was on hold in Ohio for a year as the federal health care law was implemented and the state moved to a new computer system. But Ohio recently restarted its checks. Renewal packets will now be mailed monthly to recipients who have been on the program for year.

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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:09 AM

1. And Kasich and the Koch's will declare a victory.

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