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Funding vital for programs

January 26, 2013
By DAVID BROWNE ( , Washington County Behavioral Health Board

Currently, Ohio Governor John Kasich is contemplating expanding the federal entitlement program Medicaid to all uninsured adults with income up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty level, or $15,420, from $11,174. Medicaid covers disabled and elderly citizens that need long-term care, along with low-income children, pregnant women, and some parents. By increasing income levels, it is estimated nearly 600,000 additional Ohio residents will qualify for the program.



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