Promoting Wellness and Recovery. John R. Kasich , Governor Tracy J. Plouck , Director. Paying the Mortgage in the Promised Land We Have Medicaid Expansion! Now What? NASMHPD Commissioners Meeting July 29, 2014. Tracy J. Plouck, Director, Ohio Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services.
John R. Kasich, Governor
Tracy J. Plouck, Director
Tracy J. Plouck, Director, Ohio Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Ohio’s behavioral health system background
Ohio’s Medicaid expansion story
What does Medicaid expansion mean for OhioMHAS?
OhioMHAS stakeholder relationships
The road toward carve-in
02/04/2013: Governor John R. Kasich announces that he supports extending
Medicaid for Ohio citizens
04/09/2013: GOP-led Ohio House drops Medicaid plan from the budget
07/01/2013: Gov. Kasich signs the budget, vetoes block of Medicaid expansion
09/07/2013: Petition to put Medicaid expansion on ballot is certified
09/22/2013: Ohio Medicaid Director asks the State Controlling Board for permission to extend Medicaid
10/21/2013: Controlling Board votes 5-2 in favor of expanding Medicaid
12/28/2013: The Supreme Court of Ohio upholds Medicaid expansion by
rejecting a challenge to the Controlling Board’s authority to
01/01/2014: Ohioans at or below 138% of the federal poverty level now qualify
and can apply for Medicaid coverage
Number of Ohio county residents who are uninsured with income below 138% of poverty
(593,912 statewide in 2010)
Source: U.S. Census, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (2010)
As a result of Medicaid enrollment, an estimated $70 million annually in local ADAMH board spending may be redirected to other critical service gaps such as housing, prevention, peer services or addressing waiting lists.
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