Statewide News
8:04 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Ohio Senators Continue Health Care Field Hearings

State lawmakers exploring possible changes to Ohio's health care system are expected to hear from a health plan on Tuesday.

The Senate's Medicaid subcommittee will meet in Dayton at CareSource, one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in the country.

Topics at the field hearing will include payment reform and behavioral health integration.

The Senate panel traveled to Cleveland last week to see how a mini-Medicaid expansion model works at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Legislators have been trying to find common ground on whether to expand Medicaid health coverage to more low income people since Republican Gov. John Kasich proposed an extension of the program in February. GOP leaders pulled it from the state budget, and the issue has yet to gain traction.

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